Tear Down Project By Adam Fujita for Making Studio SVA POD Class of 2016
Small but AMAZING drum made by Learning Path and Leap Frog. This drum plays 3 different songs, you can change from English to Spanish and has multiple LED’s thats light and alternate with the music. There is also a touch sensor that has a drum sound integrated into it! Amazing little device.
I pulled this info on the product from the Interwebs!! Product Description Tap into learning fun with the Color Play Drum! As children play along to classical, marching or salsa beats, they’ll learn about colors, counting and opposites in both English and Spanish. Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog Learning Path for customized learning insights and ideas to expand the learning. The LeapFrog Learn and Groove Color Play Drum features: Tap into learning fun with the Color Play Drum Children can hear three different musical styles: classical, marching and salsa. As they play on the drum, children learn-in both English and Spanish about colors, opposites and counting numbers. Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog Learning Path for customized learning ideas and insights from LeapFrog. Additional Info “R”Web#:449267 SKU:5FEA7C66 UPC/EAN/ISBN:708431100633 Manufacturer #: 10063 Batteries: batteries are required (not included) Product Weight:1.5 pounds Product Dimensions (in inches):8.1 x 8.1 x 8.1
First opening of the drum was a real delight!!! So much going on!!
View of the outside of the Song Button…
View of the song button removed from the drum.
View of the volume adjuster.
View of the volume adjuster remover. You can see the high and low setting.
This is a shot of the touch sensor. Its pretty sensitive and it had the ability when attached to a larger object like the top of the drum to be activated when it was touched or vibrated.
LED board and lots of other doo-hickies. I googled ASY 310-30219 and couldnt find too much info. Or ant info at all.
Back of speaker
Front of speaker. By itself its not very loud but when housed in the yellow speaker box it seemed to be amplified at least 5 times. HUGE increase in sound due to resonance.
Most of the LED were on the main board but this blue led was by itself..
The tools I used to remove the hardware. Simple small screwdriver, magnet and a awl. I mostly used the screw driver to remove screws and then used the magnet to help extract all the screws. saved me lots of time. I needed the awl to snap some little plastic tabs that were getting in the way. In another photo I used my dremmel to cut out the battery pack to keep the whole internal system in tact without the large orange bottom ring of the drum.
To keep the whole system intact I use my Dremmel to remove the battery pack. Im keeping all these parts!
All the parts or internals of this device were manufactured by a company called CHARM. I see that through my research on the nets that they are from China but I couldn’t find much info on this company.
MOre information on the boards that I googled and researched and couldnt find the info for them…
Orient brand. A name you can trust!
From all the research I could do it would appear that the lowest cost techniques to produce toys like this is through the process of Injection Molding. Link below from LEGO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Zhpdx-XtA
Late night teardown-ing…
Some design details that interested me where the obvious superfluous layers of plastic rings. It was very obvious to me that the green sections and the orange sections in this image could have just been one ring of each. Instead of two. There is no reason to have built it this way. Structurally the separate rings didnt do anything. Purely overbuilt. BUT WHY?????? My most favorite design detail is the english and spanish capabilities. I would have loved that as a kid and being bilingual is a strong advantage no matter what the two languages are.