Open Toys

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Open Toys by LeFabShop Nov 21, 2014

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​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.

It’s to celebrate the release of their exercise book «​ Impression 3D Pas à Pas » that le FabShop decided to publish for free download the Open Toys files on all principal 3D printing platform : Thingiverse, YouMagine, Cults 3D and Instructables. Hoping that the users of these communities will contribute to the Open Toys collection big creating new models. Le FabShop’s designers are engaging themselves to do the same in the next months.

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Is the AirshipHelix supposed to just "clink in"? My parts do not stick together unfortunately.

Very very cool! My son loves these and I am printing a bunch of each for our next meeting with Luleå Makerspace when we hand out fruit :)

I'm really tempted to print these and give them to my kid. But I'm not that excited about playing hide and seek with rotting food when he forgets where he put them...

Really cool stuff...
Just Add Fruits or Veggies...

Very good idea,


Play with your food and eat soup.

Read the full story on Instructables : http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Toys-hack-your-veggies-with-3D-Printing/

do the wheels for the carrot actually work?

Samuel N. Bernier is there an email to contact you directly?

Ask Sylvain ! I am in London next week.

Well either i'm really grown up now or i don't know what's happening but that's still food and i can't find a reason to stick wings to an eggplant other than eating it the minute after... but yeah the stuff looks cool...

Play with your food and eat soup.

Read the full story on Instructables : http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Toys-hack-your-veggies-with-3D-Printing/

ha ha ha.

Le fab shop is a makerbot distributor, so no matter what they upload, it will get featured - useless or useful.

This is soooo cool! Parents always tell children not to play with their food... but this changes the rules! ;)

Exactly play with food, it is not a good idea :-/ but it's funny

But I always got yelled at for playing with my food. :)

Try someone else's food then. ;)