For a school assignment we had to design an existing cardboard box with added value.
So I came up with this push-bike station. Because these bikes don't have a stand, they're always laying around and taking up too much space.
In this design you can use the packaging of the push-bike to make the station. So the little children who own these push-bikes will have a 'parking station' specially for their bike, which they'll love.
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Step 1: Tools and Materials
For this instructable you'll need the following tools and materials:
- Cardboard packaging from a push bike(or just a regular cardboard box)
- Adhesive (optional)
Step 2: Cutting the Cardboard Box
The packaging box used for this push-bike had the following dimensions: 590 x 320 x 140 mm
Before you start cutting the box, make sure it is completely closed. You can use some tape to close the box. (like it was originally packed)
The push-bike's wheels are 40 mm wide, so that means we need a slot that's 40 mm wide. Because one of the wheels will sit in this slot, the bike is kept standing.
First we need to draw some cutting lines.
I divided the box in three pieces as shown in the sketch. (dimensions are in mm)
When you cut these lines, you should have three pieces:
- two ends
- one middle piece
Next, cut or fold the middle piece open. The idea is that the cutted piece in between fits inside the two square ends.
I also made a little strip with the width of the wheels, 40 mm. I glued this strip on the center of the middle piece. So it's easier to fit the two ends correctly.
Step 3: Assembling the Station
Now that we have all the pieces, we can start assembling it.
You can watch the video on how to assemble the box.
Step 4: Finished Product
If everything went good, your little toddler should have his very own parking spot.