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November 27, 2014 AT 10:00 am

Play With Your Food – Open Toys by LeFabShop #3DxToys #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Open Toys by LeFabShop Thingiverse

Play With Your Food – Open Toys by LeFabShop:

…​The Open Toy project is the result of a 2013 ​workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet. Samuel N. Bernier had decided to use material waste from the band saw, such as cork and wood, to create toys by 3D printing small accessories with a MakerBot he had brought on site. He designed six accessories that would transform the found objects into planes, helicopters, birds and so on.

It’s was a week after the project had been presented, while looking at the Domaine’s garden, that Bernier had the idea to replace the wood and cork from his project by comestible material such as vegetables and fruits. The vegetables also had the advantage of being easier to pierce without tools than wood.

The project was left behind during almost ten months when Thomas Thibault, intern in Bernier’s design team at ​le FabShop’s creation studio, started creating new parts for the collection. The rocket and submarine parts are from him.

The Open Toys were presented for the first time in October 2014 during a workshop at the Autodesk Pop-Up gallery, in Paris. The kids present at the event transformed with great interest potatoes, carrots, eggplants and cucumbers into cars, sea vehicles and space ships. The Mister Potato from de digital fabrication age had just been invented….

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Open Toys by LeFabShop Thingiverse

Open Toys by LeFabShop Thingiverse

Open Toys by LeFabShop Thingiverse

Open Toys by LeFabShop Thingiverse


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