|Astro Yo-Yo

2.008 Design & Manufacturing II / fall 2016

Astro Yo-yo is a classic yo-yo that contains spaceships and stars inside, which swirl around in "space" as the user plays with the toy. The project demonstrates the manufacturing processes taught in MIT's Design & Manufacturing II class, including injection molding and thermoforming.

Goals of the project included making the yo-yo cost-effective and standardized, which involved much analyzing, testing, and iterating. In the end, we were able to manufacture and assemble 50-60 functioning yo-yos at a very competitive price.

Collaborators: Ivy Chang / Matt De La Ossa / Scott Mayberry / Antony Zhao