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Boxes Interview - Inventables On The Road

During Maker Faire 2013 Inventables On The Road caught up with Aviva Raskin.  Aviva's father Jef was the 31st employee at Apple.  He invented blokes and Aviva is brining them to market.  The interview covers the story of the invention and more.


  • What are Bloxes?

    Bloxes are building blocks made of interlocking pieces of corrugated cardboard, folded together. Their unique shape and structure make them exceptionally strong and lightweight—you could build yourself a platform to stand on, and then pick it up and move it wherever you need to.
  • What can you do with them?

    Bloxes can connect with each other on all six sides, so you can use them to build walls, benches, tables, tunnels—whatever you can think of. And because the varied surface and complex internal structure helps dampen sound, they're great for managing acoustics in offices, studios and other places.
  • How did you think of them?

    They are the brain-child of Jef Raskin. Aza Raskin brought them back to life when he redesigned them and used them to furnish his first startup's office. People kept asking to buy them, so we obliged.
  • How do you build with them?

    To build a structure with bloxes, simply line up the pegs of two bloxes and push them together. Repeat as necessary. Plus, they're multi-faceted, so you can build in any direction.
  • How big are they?

    Bloxes measure 9½ inches square when assembled; a pack of 20 will create a 4-by-5 blox wall of approximately 36 inches by 45 inches.

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