Fida means Friday, and the finds are whatever gets our attention. Today it’s the LINX construction game posted by visual artist and product designer Patrick Martinez on Kickstarter
Reminiscent of some of toy inventor Arvind Gupta’s Toys from Trash, LINX are made from two simple, cheap and light elements: drinking straws and connectors.
Martinez explains that the connectors come in flat packs which easily snap apart and join to the straws. Connectors can be joined together to form stars for more complex shapes.
Multiple colors of straws can be cut, bent and joined in an infinite variety of ways. The write-up says LINX “inspire creativity and give children an opportunity to develop their motor and spatial skills through hands-on play”.
LINX are designed to be simply and inexpensively produced with little or no waste.
So go on over to Kickstarter, watch Patrick talk about his invention and give to the LINX project. 15 days to go.