TOTA: A construction set for the impending acpocalypse
Toys of the Apocalypse (TOTA) is a construction kit with an immersive narrative that allows children to create their own toys with simple components and homemade polymers. It gives children an entry point to electronics and programming that allows for complete creative control of both aesthetics and mechanics. The objective of TOTA is to introduce children to the basics of circuitry, programmed behavior, and mechanical engineering.
Behind the tongue-in-cheek name of TOTA exists a world in which children will be encouraged to use household materials, in harmony with a small set of highly understandable components, to create toys that respond to remote controlled impulses or easily programmable behaviors. In doing so, these toys become artifacts of the materials in a home rather than the traditional, highly branded consumer models.