Blockuits is an exploration in the design of construction sets for children, resulting in three prototypes that all have simple interfaces, interactions and electronic outputs.
Blockuits is an exploration in the design of construction sets for children, resulting in three prototypes. All prototypes have simple interfaces, interactions and electronic outputs. These interactive toys foster creativity and artistic expression while introducing children to cause and effect and basic principles of circuitry.
The first prototype is a wooden block set that incorporates buzzers, LEDs and vibration boards, built upon a magnetic power base for modularity and fastening. Each block also has embedded magnets painted over with conductive paint, completing the circuit. The second prototype is a set of monster plush toys. The toys are modular, allowing children to snap different heads onto the body, which is the power source. The heads light up, vibrate or buzz. The third prototype is a large, foam block set with electronic outputs, allowing children to build and manipulate spaces. Instead of being 100% screen based, all three toys provide a tactile, three-dimensional, and electronic experience.