All of the parts are made in machine turned aluminium. This has the advantage of being a relatively light material that reinforces the semiotics aspects of the product and attractive on account of it being an unusual material for this kind of toys. To help maintain the connections between parts we used a combination of o-rings and magnet connectors that are appealing because of their physical feedback.
Aimed at twelve year olds, we researched the defining characteristics of the age group, their interest and problematics related to their development process. That informed a strategy based on using attractive materials to mantain the kids’ attention, with open configuration as a means to maintain interest in the toys. Also the strategy covered production consideration such as mono-material parts and the use simple manufacturing process.