The Free Universal Construction Kit2/4 2012
The Free Universal Construction Kit (fffff.at/free-universal-construction-kit) is a collection of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten popular children’s construction toys. By allowing any piece to mate with any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems — enabling radically hybrid Constructivist play and the creation of heretofore impossible designs. (For example, one of the pieces adapts Legos® to Tinkertoys®.) As with other grassroots interoperability remedies, the Free Universal Construction Kit implements proprietary protocols in order to provide a public service unmet, or unmeetable, by corporate interests.
Credits and Information:
The Free Universal Construction Kit was conceived and developed by F.A.T. Lab and Sy-Lab in partnership with Adapterz LLC. Complete information about the Free Universal Construction Kit can be found at fffff.at/free-universal-construction-kit. Video by Riley Harmon.
The Free Universal Construction Kit is licensed under and subject to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode).
Lego®, Duplo®, Fischertechnik®, Gears! Gears! Gears!®, K’Nex®, Krinkles®, Lincoln Logs®, Tinkertoy®, Zome®, and Zoob® are trademarks of their respective owners. The Free Universal Construction Kit is not associated or affiliated with, or endorsed, sponsored, certified or approved by, any of the foregoing owners or their respective products.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts not intended for children under 3 years!
Cast: Adapterz and Riley Harmon
Tags: toys, construction sets, Lego, Duplo, Fischertechnik, Krinkles, Bristle Blocks, Lincoln Logs, Zome, Zoob, play, adapters, interoperability, 3D printing, Thingiverse, F.A.T. Lab, Sy-Lab, K’Nex and Tinkertoy