Introduction: Velcro Building Blocks Made of Cardboard

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children's building blocks fall over too easily and buildable structures are limited due to lack of block connections

Add velcro

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Purchased from "tempe sales"
5 yards hook velcro ( circle ), $1.50 a yard
5 yards loop velcro ( rectangle ), $1.50 a yard
cardboard boxes $0.25 each from craigslist

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Ask for advice/suggestions from others(Mitch is good).
About 1 in 5ish people will have some good modification ideas for you project.

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Cut velcro
good and plentiful tools make for faster and easier construction

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Apply velcro symetrically
make all blocks with the same pattern (this prevents mismatched connection surfaces).
An added benefit of using circular and rectangular velcro is the creation of facilitated thinking.
I tried rotating the image 180 degrees and could not get it right side up

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Build something

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Strong joints

Remember to twist, not pull to seperate

possible improvements:
use smaller velcro
make corners
fabric blocks with a balloon interior (lighter, stronger, more versatile)

I made it at TechShop:


artworker (author)2014-04-08

Nice idea! Mind if I implement this on my project

kevin7314 (author)artworker2015-04-26

please do, that is an awesome idea

workislove (author)2014-04-09

That's awesome, great idea!


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