Toy Car Track

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About: My name is Omer, I'm an industrial designer and I love to create things. In my free time I work on all kinds of fun projects.

This project was created for my sons 4th birthday. his birthday marks the beginning of summer, just a month before the summer vacation. During summertime the days are very warm and I wanted him to have the option of playing inside the house with his friends. This game is fun for both kids and adults !
Concept: A children's game plus a parking lot / storage space for the parents.

Design:
Before I started building, I did some general hand sketches of my vision and Then I designed it all in 3D software.

The software was used to determine the dimensions and geometry of the parts.

I printed two-dimensional sketches of the complex parts in the A4 printer.

Working with the software also helped with precision, parts easily manufactured and excellent assembly drawings.

I chose a wooden surface that I've found (dimensions of 1.10x1.10 meters) as the basis for the whole project.

Hope you will like this project, and if you have any comments,
Please write to me. Thank you!

you're invited to subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow all of my projects.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkNrUodcQbCM8FDGp...

Facebook:

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New stuff coming soon !

Supplies:

Most of the materials used in the project are recycled materials that people threw away.
Purchased materials: screws, nails, Glue, 3 mm thick foamed PVC surface, round wooden pole, 2 broom sticks.

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Step 1: Transfer Shape to Wood

I've printed the sketches (1:1 scale).

than I attached the paper to the wood using a glue spray.

When the glue dried off, I've began cutting the shapes using a jig saw.

Step 2: Cut Angle for Slope

For the slopes I've chosen a standard width board (90 mm) and cut it to needed length.

In order to reach the slopes angle, I've cut the wood edges to an angle of 15 degrees.

Step 3: Cutting, Drilling & Sanding

To make a hole in the center of the part, I used a 30mm wood drill.

After finishing cutting and drilling, I've peeled off the papers and sand off the leftovers.

Step 4: The Parts Are Almost Ready

I've checked all of the parts to make sure that the dimensions and angles are correct.

Step 5: Preparing a Groove for Connection

Cutting a groove using a table saw. the groove will be the connection between the parts.

Plywood will be inserted into the grooves. the plywood size is matching the saw blade thickness.

After one attempt I've realized that there were 2 different locations to place the grooves, I had to change the saw position and carefully cut each part and check myself all the time.

Step 6: Connecting Parts

I've made a jig to help me connect the parts at the right angle.

I drew the slopes on the board.

I've connected four pieces of wood on the marked lines using screws,

They helped placing the glued parts together in the right position.

Step 7: Rails

I've sliced Foamed PVC strips (5 cm wide) and attached them with nails.

I've used a hot gun to soften the PVC in the sharp curves area. (CAREFUL: do not overheat or it may burn)

I've connected two nails to the narrow parts of the U shape using a clamp because I was unable to use a hammer.

Step 8: Add Support

I've drilled using an eight mm drill. I used a masking tape to make sure I reach the right depth.

I've sawed the wooden sticks (4-5 cm long) and smoothed the edges, than I've attached all of them together using glue.

I've added "triangles support" to make sure its strong enough for a kid to lean on.

similar technique is used for shelves.

Step 9: Assembly Time

I've laid the parts on the board and marked their place.

I've drilled the board and connected the parts using wooden screws.

Step 10: Final Result

I've attached the game to the wall using 4 screws (10 cm above floor.)

Game over for me , game on Kiddo :)

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Omer Othehoss

Answer 4 weeks ago

hi
Which vehicle? There are many of them

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thehossOmer O

Reply 4 weeks ago

What?!? You have many cars, true, I would assume you got them all from the same place, if not, pick one that is self propelled and let me know where I can purchase it. Thank you.

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Jocalt

4 weeks ago

I love the look of this! I'm going to try making it with my 11-13 year old kids in hard materials technology in our school in NZ to give to the junior classes.

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Omer OJocalt

Reply 4 weeks ago

Thank you
Glad to hear, I'd love to see the result, if you need advice, talk to me.

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rubinico23

4 weeks ago

WOW !
Love it, great idea and perfect execution
very cool !

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Neowizard

4 weeks ago

This is incredible. Wish my son was old enough to join in on making it, but regardless I'm sure hell love playing with it.

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bogiedog

Question 4 weeks ago on Introduction

Can I get a copy of your pattern for this project?

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johnfixesstuff

4 weeks ago

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