Product Design Engineering School of Design

Kyle Carmichael

Big Clamp

Big Clamp

Creative, child-led, outdoor play has seen a massive decrease in popularity. In response to this, schools and other organisations are introducing loose parts play, an activity where children can build and shape their environment using repurposed parts such as pallets, tarpaulin and tires.

The Big Clamp system introduces fun and exciting possibilities to this type or play. The set consists of three variants, Big Clamp, which provides an easy and robust method to combine and secure parts. Big Wheel, which supports the creation of cars and moving platforms, and Big Hinge, which can be used to build stable structures or add dynamic elements to a design.

With these elements, users can enjoy a more advanced play experience, one that is both engaging and promotes the development of important skills.