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Makedo Moveable Cutout~ 2 of 4 photos

Makedo is a new company out of Australia. Industrial designer Paul Justin created this really brilliant set of reusable plasitc connectors and hinges so that children could construct objects and toys from whatever materials they have lying around their house.

 

I was contacted and asked if I would create some objects with the Makedo connectors. I was thrilled to be asked and this is the very first project I made. AI took a recentlty used juice box, and cut it out into pieces that ould become a tropical movable bird. the hinges and connectors allow this to not only be a creative model, but it can flap and move its head ! I made this in an hour and it was throughly impulsive and spontaneous. I did no drawing or thinking but had a terriffic time. what more the connectors and hinges can all be disassembled and reused a hundred (of million) times over...and there are lots more connectors and hinges in the bag that the Makedo folks sent me!

 

What will I make next? the Makedo set contains the blue round pins, blue connectors, and the black hinges which can move freely (like a door) or lock into 10 different positions! Oh, there is a really awesome kid safe flexible plastic knife included that can cut cardboard (though, I used a scissors to cut these juice box pieces out).

 

There is a web site, with other artists creative works with these connectors here:

makedo.com.au

makedo.com.au/what-is-makedo/

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Taken on August 19, 2010