3D print for children
A product to help children who have problems with dexterity
Timeline: 2 months
Client: Kirsty Simpson - student from Edinburgh
Aim: To produce a working prototype of a product designed by Kirsty that would be used in schools and nurseries. Children with reduced dexterity would use the product and receive feedback as they assembled it correctly - a small buzz from the toy. It had to be light and easily assembled but also robust and the whole unit had to spin on its axis.
What we did: The product idea was already well developed by Kirsty when we came into the project but work was required on how it would be assembled and how the electronics would work. A small vibrating motor, buzzer and battery were all housed inside this small unit and the whole thing had to be 3D printed.FifeX worked with Kirsty to refine the design through 3 prototypes. The final design came together nicely and Kirsty had time to house it in a bespoke soft cover to make it appealing and interesting to look at.The project was a success and Kirsty was awarded a 1st for her work on the design.