Meownorail: a combination toy train and block system targeted towards pre-kindergarteners meant to encourage pattern recognition and teach the concept of linkages and motion 
Trains teach linkages & blocks teach building and patterns; why not combine them?
Initially to include just multicolored blocks, I had the idea to include similar orthographics of feline figures, further encouraging pattern recognition & engaging child interest
After a proof of concept was derived, seen above, I moved to fabrication in the woodshop. Each cat appliqué was cut out and attached by hand, each linkage tested to fit each other, and each block sanded to 320 grit
Meownorail   2021   Solid Oak   Cars - 4.5 x 1.5 x 2.5 inches   Train - 22.5 x 1.5 x 2.5 inches   5 weeks
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