For Thaïs, 4 years and a half, I made a '2D rubik game'.
The board has 4 * 3 colored pawns, that can run through a circuit. There are extra strokes on the sides to allow to store a pawn.
Cards show the combination to achieve.
The kid needs to find a strategy to move from the current pattern to the card pattern.
A friend of mine which is speech therapist told me that it is a nice game to develop kids.
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Step 1: Prepare the Pawns
I cut the pawns from a wood curtain bar with the scroll saw, using a guide to have all the same size.
After finding the center, I drilled a hole which doesn't go through for a trunnion.
The trunnions are also cut all the same size.
Step 2: Create the Circuit in the Board.
I used a router to create the circuit.
Not so easy to guide it, and the thickness is big (it burned a little bit in some areas), but at the end it is not so bad.
Step 3: Paint the Pawns
I used spray paint (a lot) to paint the pawns in 4 nice colors.
A face has to remain unpainted since it will slide on the board and will not be visible, it makes the work easier.
Step 4: Assemble
Two pawns and a trunnion are bonded together with the board in the middle.
Step 5: Cards
I used powerpoint to create the cards and printed them on a thick paper.
I laminated the cards with plastic and cut around.
Step 6: Demo
I put legs on the board so that it stands vertical.
Ready to play!
I already published this instructable on my blog (in French), you can visit it if you want to see more projects.
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