Unlocking New Play Experiences in Cardboard Construction
To create a product for the toy company, MAKEDO, that gives greater independence to kids ages 7+ and empowers a new audience of Makers of every age.
A multitool that combines a better saw, a perforator, and a clean aesthetic in line with the company's brand.
Yet, their current products, SAFE-SAWs and SCRU-DRIVERs, can be difficult to manage. Craft knives also cut way cleaner (right image: left cut) than SAFE-SAWs.
1: Single injection-mold tool: No moving parts, every tool in one place, one mold.
2: Articulating multitool: MINI-TOOL integrated into tool, blade molded into handle.
3: Sliding multitool: Includes new tool (perforator), movable blade.
Testing would be done in-house through friends and family of MAKEDO with young children. I also used the product extensively on DIY projects.
Made mostly from ABS plastic, this tool can be disassembled and recycled. It is made with a thin profile for a comfortable grip and reduced plastic use. The saw and perforator are made from steel.
Pictured: 1) blade, 2) SCRU-lock, 3) mechanism, 4) perforator, 5) handle.