discover the art of spare parts with OFFBITS toy robots discover the art of spare parts with OFFBITS toy robots
apr 15, 2015

discover the art of spare parts with OFFBITS toy robots

discover the art of spare parts with OFFBITS toy robots
all images courtesy of the OFFBITS

 

 

 

it would be unfair to say that all designers are hoarders, suffice to say it’s an overwhelming majority. whether it’s material samples, magazine cutouts, reference books, polaroids, or every nut and bolt you’ve ever come into contact with; if not carefully managed, a once spotless studio will inevitably start to resemble the nightmarish landscape of your college apartment in the height of final critiques. 


basic ‘OFFBIT’ kit

 

 

 

fortunately, a forward thinking team of designers created the ‘OFFBITS’. originally designed with unused and unloved bits and pieces, the tiny robots now come in build-it-yourself kits. with open-source modularity, you can add any of your own spare parts to the figure to create an original design of your own. so, go grab that ‘collection’ of yours, and get to work! currently, ‘OFFBITS’ are seeking funding for the production of the first 1000 units: to find more information, or support the project, please click here

 

video courtesy of the OFFBITS

 


assembling an ‘OFFBIT’


the robots can be infinitely tweaked 


car kits are also available


look, it’s a dog! 


an ‘OFFBIT’ as his unassembled companion


what can you create?

 

 

designboom has received this project through its ‘DIY submissions’ feature, which welcomes readers to submit their own work for publication. see more designboom readers submissions here.

  • Way cool! Better than Meccano??? Better than Lego for sure! 🙂

    bilbaggins says:

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