Keychain development

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.

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I then redrew the design in illustrator to make it easier to understand and see.

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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).

Pattern Designs

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

Paper version:

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Illustrator version (original):

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Illustrator version (remade):

Tidied up and all corners are sharpened.

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  • Pattern design 2

Paper version:

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Illustrator Version (original):

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Illustrator version (edited):

This is an edited version made so that it can be repeated.

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  • Pattern design 3

Paper version:

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Illustrator version (original [stripes]):

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Illustrator version (remade [stripes]):

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Illustrator version (original [Japanese waves]):

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Illustrator version (remade [Japanese waves]):

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Illustrator version (original [circles]):

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Illustrator version (remade [circles]):

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  • Pattern design 4

Paper version:

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Illustrator version:

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Final Measurements

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