I decided to drastically change the xylophone that I built for MAKESHOP. While prototyping some ideas with a group of preschool students, some teachers and I noticed that they really enjoy filling up containers and dumping them out. They also really like to put things through holes and fit different size pieces together. I was unofficially commissioned to create a simple prototype that would allow our youngest visitors to explore containers and different sizes of materials.
I am calling this project “Xylophone 3.0″ because I decided to repurpose the triangular base from an old xylophone that I made and use it as the platform for this new prototype. Good bye xylophone, hello new project! I can only assume that this new prototype will go through as many iterations as the xylophone did. As always, it is great having something new to test out. Typically, I do not name any of my projects or prototypes. I don’t mind it when other people name them though. This one has already been dubbed “Fit-It” to go along with the “Build-It” piece that also exists in MAKESHOP.
The xylophone had a good run, but change is always good. I look forward to seeing visitors explore this new prototype.