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Gangorra Smile / Seesaw

Gangorra Smile
Gangorra Smile

This project’s objective was to create a toy which values children’s design. The productive process was based on the selection of materials. Wood was chosen for the seesaw’s body and for the trails that separate it from the ground. The handles were made out of stainless steel and rubber grips. The spheres that limit the toy’s movement were made out of compressed rubber. The process of wood lamination allows the pendular movement of traditional seesaws. Two angle brackets are attached to the seat bottoms in order to provide resistance and security. As a reference for manufacturing, reforestation wood such as Eucalyptus is recommended.

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Puc-Rio

Puc-Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marcelo Lobo Barroca and Pedro Braga Leitão