So taking the idea of making a 3d puzzle for ‘Mind Games’ I decided to make it so that it is more saleable and affordable by making it micro size and giving it an extra use by turning it into a key ring. Then I thought an angular puzzle is too common and thought I could give it a third use beyond being a keychain and being a mini puzzle and that was being a trolly coin, many supermarkets use them and giving it multiple uses gives people more reasons to buy it.
So after coming up with all this I did a quick sketch to decide how it’d go together to later experiment with.
I then redrew the design in illustrator to make it easier to understand and see.
Firstly both piece 3 and 2 will slot together on the ‘edge in’ sides (side with the biggest slot) then piece 1 will slot over the back of piece 2 (so that all pieces are at 60º from each other).
In order to be burned or etched onto the keychain, depending on what material I make it from, I have designed 4 patterns (6 if you count design 3 as 3 individual designs). Firstly I drew all of them on a sheet of A4 paper each, which I then scanned them onto the computer and went over them on illustrator.
- Pattern design 1
Illustrator version (original):
Illustrator version (remade):
Tidied up and all corners are sharpened.
- Pattern design 2
Illustrator Version (original):
Illustrator version (edited):
This is an edited version made so that it can be repeated.
- Pattern design 3
Illustrator version (original [stripes]):
Illustrator version (remade [stripes]):
Illustrator version (original [Japanese waves]):
Illustrator version (remade [Japanese waves]):
Illustrator version (original [circles]):
Illustrator version (remade [circles]):
- Pattern design 4