My nephew's 5th birthday was fast approaching and I had to think of a gift for him.
A TOY for sure... but what? He likes Swords, Guns, Cars, Cranes, Robots ... and this ... and that ... the list is endless!!
I wish there was something that had ALL-IN-ONE!!
I spent several days looking/searching for some sort of 'ALL-IN-ONE'.
Not having found anything suitable, I decided to design and build one!
That's how the project began.
Being an Architect, I have worked with PVC pipes for temporary structures, furniture, prototypes etc. They are very easy to work with, to fix and to remove. This seemed to have a lot of potential and looked like the most suited material for this project.
Material Decided! - Now to work out a modular system.
For this, I made a list of 15 to 20 items ... sword, car, crane, tank, guns, etc, ...
Tried to draw them in single lines - 'capturing the character' of each so to say.
Then tried to make them using pipes and fittings.
What turned out was like a Puzzle /or/ Assembly /or/ Lego /or/ Mechano kind of toy .....
Several pieces can be assembled or re-assembled into various shapes and forms.
And finally it came out as a 'MULTI-TOY-KIT'.
This Multi-Toy was an instant hit! Kids just got hooked onto it!
All other kids (known, unknown, and descendents of distant cousins) are now waiting for their B'day!!
This is extremely simple to make,
all you need is the desire, hand tools and a few hours to spare.
So let's get going ….
Step 1: Tools:
Simple hand tools are all that you'll need!
1. Pencil for marking
2. Measuring Tape
3. Mini Hack Saw
4. Fine Grade sandpaper or a File
5. Knife or cutter
6. Hand Drill (Manual drill is OK) and some drill bits