MARTHA & MORTY

Wooden Puzzle Toy

Project Description

A mechanical puzzle concept for Istanbul themed “Wooden Toy Design Challenge”
– Theme: Istanbul
– Material: Wood
– Ages: 8+

DATE

AUGUST-2016

COMPETITION

ISTANBUL CULTURE CO.

Istanbul themed toy design competition – 2016

Second Prize

INSPIRATION & STORY

 

Martha & Morty are fighting with each other for a piece of bagel. This is a scene which can be seen in any moment in Bosphorus. ‘Martha & Morty’ is made of nothing but wood. It aims to teach gear and linkage mechanisms to children. Because of its small pieces, it suits for the age of 8+ children to build and play with.

MECHANISM

When one of the players pulls the mechanism, the seagull which is there pulls its head back and takes the bagel. By this movement, bill pivots down and wings align with the body.

When the other player pulls the mechanism, our seagull bends over, reaches ahead to keep its bagel. By this movement, bill and wings pivot up.

DETAILS