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Picture of Road Runner toy that is really fun to make and use
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My biggest dream is to become a toy designer. In the past I have posted the "Unicus" idea that I have had for 7-8 years now but no one really believe in the concept. Yesterday I got to think, how would it be received if I make a concept toy based on a well known character? I first was thinking about doing this using Sonic the Hedgehog but I soon realized that Sonic curl up in a ball not propelling his legs. It then struck me, the runner of all times Road Runner would fit my proof of concept toy perfect!

Here's my story...

EDIT: also made a Sonic version, here>>

Step 1: The stuff needed

Picture of the stuff needed


• 2x lids (from baby food jars)
• 2x cotton swab (hollow type)
• 3x brad nails (round, not too long)
• 1x screw
• 1x or 2x nuts
• 2x o-rings (the size of the lids)
• 1x print out of the Road Runner



 
To be honest, as a Sonic fan I was kinda bummed to see you abandon the hedgehog (TIP: You could still use Sonic cause he still runs pretty fast even when he's not in a ball, jus' sayin'!). But the roadrunner idea is still cool!
Grovkillen (author)  SonicLoverSeth1 year ago

Thanks for the idea, might try a Sonic version next! :)

Grovkillen (author)  Grovkillen1 year ago

Okay, I couldn't hold myself so I made the Sonic version of it as well (please search for the instructable and you'll see) :)

Grovkillen (author) 8 months ago
It's now live one Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/unicus/unicus-one-wheel-endless-fun

I want to like this but something about it ... I just can't. But good job though.

Grovkillen (author)  WileECoyote1 year ago

Thanks for the kind words Wile! :)

beep beep

Grovkillen (author)  constructiveCHRIS1 year ago

;)

pdrg1 year ago
Don't motorise and carry a battery around, can you use elastic band as power store instead?
Grovkillen (author)  pdrg1 year ago

Hi, I might just try that. Thanks! :)

dbillings1 year ago
That is so awesome. I love it. My grandchildren would love it too. Must try. You are very creative & talented. Thank you for sharing :-D
Grovkillen (author)  dbillings1 year ago

I'd love to hear what your grandkids (or any other kids for that matter) think of the toy! :)

Also, thank you soooo very much for the kind words!

Artisteroi1 year ago

must motorize....

Grovkillen (author)  Artisteroi1 year ago

That's the next project ;)

fzumrk1 year ago

I like it. I will have to make a couple of these for my nephews.

Grovkillen (author)  fzumrk1 year ago

Sounds awesome, please let me know what they thought! :)

bobbywu1 year ago

wow nice idea :D

Grovkillen (author)  bobbywu1 year ago

Thanks! :D

That is cool!
Grovkillen (author)  Todd Gehris1 year ago

Thank you for you words. :)

MicioGatta1 year ago

great! 8D

Grovkillen (author)  MicioGatta1 year ago

Glad to hear that. :)

Very cool. Simple and well written.
Grovkillen (author)  The Papier Boy1 year ago

Thank you for the feedback. :)

Cute and clever!

Grovkillen (author)  AngryRedhead1 year ago

Thanks! :)