All your children need to do is fit these pop it pieces into the calendar frame to leave one month,one week and one day showing. Can you find your birthday? Your favorite holidays? Your anniversary? Today’s date? Every day you have a new puzzle!
Where did the idea come?
Cykapu has been selling pop it toys for 2 years, we cooperate with toy factories to produce different kinds of fidget pop.
One day we saw a Tetris pop it toy, which added a puzzle elements to it and made it more interesting. If we combine anniversaries, the pop fun and challenge of puzzles to create a new product, a pop it puzzle that kids and even adults can play longer. That must be interesting.
When the idea of anniversaries popped into our head: calendars, perpetual calendars, by using pop it silicone blocks to spell out each anniversary, these ideas comes out one by one.
After the design plan is confirmed, it is time for factory to confirm the feasibility of the design implementation. We insist on using environmentally friendly raw materials, The pop it puzzle pieces should be made of food-grade silicone.
The difficulty is the choice of the material of the bottom plate. We refer to the plastic bottom plate of Tetris, which is not a good choice. It is very light and flammable and not environmentally friendly.
After 3D printing the sample, the owner of the factory gave us a negative answer. A separate hard silicone base plate can be used, but the partition part on the base plate cannot reach the hardness of the hard silicone material under the huge pressure of integral molding, and it will stick to the mold, the success rate will be lower than 50%.
Is there a material that is both environmentally friendly and whose hardness can meet the requirements of integral molding?
A few days later, we looked at our 3D-printed silicone blocks and baseplates. Can we use this 3D-printed material as a baseplate? 3D printing uses ABS resin, which can be recycled and reused compared to plastic. It is now widely used in automotive products and high-end machine parts in offices. The only disadvantage is the material price is a bit expensive.
The follow-up is to test the mold with the production factory, adjust the size of the engraved numbers and the hardness of the material on the food-grade silicone block, all of which are gradually becoming more and more proficient, and finally we completed the perpetual calendar puzzle.
Children will not only have fun from the toy, bite it, squeeze it, pop it, but also help to develop their intelligence.
When kids play the pop puzzles, their logical thinking ability, reasoning strategy, mathematical thinking, mental arithmetic, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills can be cultivated and exercised.
After experiencing a hearty puzzle battle, relax by pressing the bubbles and listening to the decompression sounds, everything is so satisfying.
We will make two colors plate, white and black. This pop puzzle has a certain educational intervention effect, which can improve young children's communication , spontaneity, and enhance social skills.
By catering to the needs of children, it can also effectively reduce early ADHD, autism symptoms and bad behavior.