Multitool cardboard construction toy

MAKEDO

Slide-saw, Plastic toy, 2017
MAKEDO︎︎︎

Slide-saw is a multitool designed for the toy company MAKEDO. It introduces a better saw, a perforator, and a clean aesthetic in line with the company's brand. I developed new concepts and designs through collaboration with MAKEDO’s Founder and Lead Designer.

Client


Final concept render of Slide-saw for MAKEDO


Final product renders


Technical drawings

Construction drawings

What is MAKEDO?


A play system for cardboard construction for kids and adults. Their classic tools include: SAFE-SAW, SCRU-DRIVER, and SCRUs.

SAFE-SAW

SAFE-SAW

SCRU-DRIVER + SCRU


Early sketches

Process


Challenge: To create a multitool that gives greater independence to kids ages 7+ and empowers a new audience of Makers of every age. Deliverable: A multitool that combines a better saw, a perforator, and a clean aesthetic in line with the company's brand.

Constant user testing, 3D printing, and making allowed for a fluid idea-to-prototype process.


3D prints of an all-in-one tool


Sketches

3D prints

Testing different blades for the new SAFE-SAW



Bicycle pack I made with MAKEDO tools

Future


MAKEDO has since developed new product lines informed by our work together. Interested in purchasing or learning more? Visit their website ︎︎︎

Illustration by Bill Hope (Australia) courtesy MAKEDO


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