AJBOX

EDUCATIONAL STEM PRODUCTS AND MINIATURE WOODEN KITS

Nottingham, England On Etsy since 2017

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AJBOX

EDUCATIONAL STEM PRODUCTS AND MINIATURE WOODEN KITS

Nottingham, England | 356 Sales

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About AJBOX

Sales 356
On Etsy since 2017

Mechanical Marvels, Innovative Ideas, Incredible Inventions, Dastardly Designs, Original and Amazing

I have been designing for decades and about 18 years ago started experimenting with laser cutters. These designs have come about from my quest to achieve three things
1: Produce amazing mechanical marvels that are affordable and edifying
2: Make people astounded and amused through the medium of creativity
3: Inspire people to THINK - MAKE - LEARN

Over the years I have developed projects around 2D and 3D graphics, Augmented Reality, CNC, Sculpture, drawing and hundreds of others. I have designed a laser cut 6 metre cardboard shark kit, a clock to cover up the queens mother bust (proudly displayed in public on her favourite racecourse for 4 weeks in 2013), Giant catapults and a host of other stuff.

I believe that every day you don't learn something new.. is a day wasted!

I have designed and made these amazing original and unique contraptions for sale here on ETSY using skills picked up over the years, and it is my ambition to never retire but just keep on innovating

AJ Booker
Autumn 2020

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  • AJ Booker

    Owner

    Designer, Inventor, Educator, Barista Chief Packer, stamp application manager, string wrangler, envelope technician, gift packer and online sales support director

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Last updated on 18 Sep, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I don't offer gift wrapping at the moment

Wholesale availability

ANY design can be ordered in bulk for you to sell yourself. It can be customised with your logo as the brand, but must still contain my copyright info..

Examples include credit card mechanisms for delegates, custom business cards and branded promotional gifts.

Space is tight on many designs, but I usually can adapt an idea to your needs, and even design something brand new and unique for your situation.

Packaging

Products are sent in sturdy packages, well protected so they arrive in good condition.

Are they safe for children?

All items are CE rated for ages 6 and above. Bear in mind that some are tiny projectile throwers so need parental / adult supervision like any other similar toys.

Custom and personalised orders

Have a look on my website www.ajbox.co.uk. If you are a shop, contact me for the password to the Retail site with trade / bulk prices

If I buy your product, do I also buy the right to copy it?

No. That's why they are all marked copyright. These mechanisms take a long time to perfect, even after the initial hand sketches and CAD drawings. Something like the Trump Pram took around 30 hours of work, then about 4 hours of prototyping. Now I can cut one in a few minutes but its all the work leading up to that I need to recoup in income.

Sometimes teachers copy stuff and say it's OK because its for education. Don't, but do talk to me instead. I offer school visits and educational discounts. Having the designer and inventor in to talk to and inspire your students is a better deal than knocking off a few dodgily copied versions.

Where do you get your ideas from?

Almost anywhere... the latest design is a small turtle with moving legs. When I was 9 I went to a fair and saw a similar mechanism but had no idea how it worked. I kept it in mind and now decades later I have my own version, with a completely different custom mechanism, that fits on a credit card sized kit.

Others come about from writing a list of ideas I would like to make, regardless of practicality, and then designing and sketching to see if its possible. Thais how I came up with the paddle boat, it was just a word idea, developed.

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