J. NAM
Industrial Designer
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Armatron

Lighting system for Mars exploration

ARMATRON

A study of a childhood toy. (In progress)

Armatron was one of my favorite toys growing up. Looking back on it now, it really shaped the way I looked at toys growing up. Although this toy was a very basic object that really didn’t have an objective or difficult puzzles to figure out, I still spent hours playing with it. It forced me to learn and question how things work which lead to me taking apart almost all the toys I owned. I wanted to look back at this toy and dissect and hopefully update this toy for the present.

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Understanding the basics

For me to better understand this toy, I went back and remodeled it. This process lead to really combing through the parts and the form language. As I started modeling it out, I started to wonder why choose this type of color, these shapes and details. I started to catalog those questions and answers which will hopefully give me insight on how to redesign this object without losing its vintage feel and form.

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Breaking down the research(Coming Soon)