schnussknacker is a nutcracker that is easy to build and fun to use. A simple self-explanatory tool. As a inspiration a classic children's toy was used: the slingshot. Material and form was based on the concept of distributing the schnussknacker as a DIY-project where the user gets the assembly instructions, can buy the supplies at the hardware store and build the schussknacker themselves.
The form of schussknacker was developed through rough sketches and a coloured pencil rendering in a very short period of time due to time constraints imposed by the excercise. Nevertheless a physical and functioning prototype was produced out of fir/birch wood and synthetic stretch string as a proof of concept.
schnussknacker was created in one week as an entry for an university admission exam.
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