Ever since I made a little computer program called Plad for creating 3D shapes out of cubes,
I've been thinking of producing a series of toys based on this look. So far I made
a few toy prototypes out of wooden cubes and most recently using silicone casting.
The latest was a puppy (which happens to be the first software Plad character)
celebrating 2006 as the the year of the dog on Chinese calendar.
The shape was cast into an aluminum mold made up of
multiple pieces which produce no seams when put together. (I liked the idea that
a seamless cast could not be easily replicated via another process) A small
battery-powered electronics board with an on/off switch and one RGB LED goes inside
the toy to make it glow and change colors :)
A program for creating and animating cube-shaped characters I wrote in 2000.
Supplier of silicone and mold rubbers for hobby projects.