Unpacking and assembling

When you order a sandbox from us, it arrives in a wooden container looking somewhat like the one below. Follow these easy steps to safely unpack your device.

  • Use screwdriver to dismount wall. There should be an indicator showing you where to start.
  • Unscrew walls one by one.
  • Unscrew wooden slats from the pallet.
  • Remove sand from the container.
  • Cut bonding stripes in the corners.
  • Carefully move the sandbox from the wooden pallet. Do not grab the countertop! Use pickup points as shown below. Best case scenario – reach for the steel frame inside.
  • Wheels supplied in Standard model have brake mechanism (two wheels on the back side). Unlock it before moving the unit.

For the Projection Box model:

  • The package opening procedure is similar to this in Standard model. Use screwdriver to dismount walls, starting from the ‘TOP’ one.
  • Unscrew walls one by one, and take out the foil-wrapped box.
  • Remove layers of foil – do not use a knife to cut through all of them.
  • After you reach the cardboard insert, take out the smaller packages stuffed underneath it.
  • In those packages is the ceiling mount or hanger for the Projection Box. It should be mounted to the ceiling in the place where your sandbox is intended to be. We recommend using 4xM8 screws to attach the hanger to the ceiling.
  • After the hanger is mounted, prepare the box by removing the three screws on each side of the mounting element on the box. Mind the washers.
  • It is advised that the box is mounted by at least two people. Use two ladders to step on and slowly lift the box up.
  • First engage the hooks on each side.
  • Insert the center screws. The two screws on each side are meant for adjusting the position of the device. Try to set it parallel to the floor/sandpit. After you are done with the adjustment, fix the remaining screws. You can always change the posiotion later on.
  • Similar adjustment is found in the upper portion of the hagner. You can use it to change the position in perpendicular axis.
  • Lastly, attach the safety wire you will find inside the smaller packages to the loop on the device and to a secure mounting point on the ceiling.

For the Woodwork model:

  • Remove the stretch foil and securing sponges. Be careful when using a knife, not to scratch the sandbox surfaces.
  • Unscrew walls one by one.
  • Cut bonding stripes going over the sandpit.
  • Remove sand and other elements from the container.
  • Unscrew wooden slats and bars from the pallet.
  • Unscrew all the steel angles from both Sandbox’ steel legs and the pallet.
  • Carefully move the sandbox from the wooden pallet. Do not grab the column where the touchscreen is mounted! Best case scenario – reach for the steel frame below the sandpit.
  • Prepare the sandbox to mount the wooden legs. Place a piece of cardboard or a rag on the ground to lay the device on.
  • Slowly lay the device down on the column side. At least two people are required to do it. Avoid placing all the weight on the back legs when turning the sandbox. Instead lift it up, turn into a horizontal position, and then place it on the ground. The same goes for raising it back to a vertical position.
  • Slide the wooden legs onto the steel brackets. Each is adequately signed and won’t fit in different configurations.
  • Secure the legs with the provided screws (two on each leg).
  • Carefully lift the Sandbox up to a vertical position. (lift – turn – put down)

For both Large models:

  • The frame has a cut-out designed to use with a forklift. You will find it at the bottom of the longer side of the device, under the plinth panel. Carefully insert the lift, so the forks are completely under the construction and slowly move it up. Have at least two people secure the sandbox from both sides, in case it wiggles or tilts. Move the device to its destined location and slowly put it on the ground.
  • After you find the desired placement, use the threaded feet under the construction to set required height and level the device.
  • Use a standard 17mm open end wrench to turn them. (clockwise – lower, counterclockwise – higher) A spirit-level may be helpful at this point.
  • Make sure all 8 feet touch the ground after this procedure.

For the Large Standalone Mobile model:

  • Next step is raising the portal with the projection box on top. You will need at least three people (ideal is 4) and two ladders to do it.
  • Place one ladder on each side of the unit, next to the vertical arms.
  • Have one person slowly lift the arms upwards on each side.
  • Check the left arm, looking from the front, if all the cables are intact and do not get stuck between the upper part of the arm and the tenons.
  • Inspect both arms if they fit over the tenons correctly. Gently guide them left or right if needed.
  • Continue up until the arms are in vertical position.
  • After the arms are raised, secure them with provided screws (4 on each arm). Use a 5mm hex key.

During this operation it is crucial to have steady and precise moves. Avoid shaking the construction. Use help of multiple people if needed. If the arms get stuck, you can try to apply small amount of grease on the tenons or oil the hinges. In case you are unsure about what to do, contact us first.

Some models are supplied with a wooden plinth – a feature used to hide frame elements or wheels. These are Standard and both Large models. The plinth is packed separately for transport and needs to be mounted as the final step of installation.

Ensure that the unit is placed correctly – it won’t be possible to move it, after the plinth elements are mounted. To do so, turn the front wheels (Standard model) inside under the construction, so the area under the front and side walls is clear. Make sure the rear wheels do not obstruct the space as well. Lock the rear wheels’ brake mechanisms. After they are locked it won’t be possible to turn them, so set the required position in advance.

For the Standard model:

Prepare the plinth elements. Each element has a ‘TOP’ mark on the back side. This indicates the orientation it should be placed. The front (longest) panel has numbers marked at each short edge. They should be matched with numbers marked on the side (shorter) panels to find the correct arrangement.

Assembly procedure:

  • Start with the front panel. Position yourself in front of the unit and grab the panel from sides or underneath. Tilt the panel towards the unit.

  • With the panel still tilted, fit the ‘TOP’ edge in the space behind the front wall of the housing.

  • Slowly turn the panel to a vertical position. Make sure the ‘TOP’ edge is pressed upwards, to the construction. 
  • You will hear the mounting elements clicking in the correct position. If that doesn’t happen, carefully repeat all steps.

  • Repeat the procedure for the side panels.

For both Large models:

!!! Before you start the plinth panels assembly, pull the power cord out !!!

You will find it under the construction, loosely packed. Guide it through the forklift cut-out, or under the lower bars (you will have to lift the device a little) to wherever the nearest electrical outlet is.

Prepare the plinth elements. Each element has a marking on the back side, instructing whether it goes to the front (touchscreen side) or the back of the device. They can only be placed one way, as the steel angles have to rest on the frame.

  • Start with the front panel. Position yourself in front of the unit and grab the panel from sides or underneath. Tilt the panel outwards from the unit.
  • Make sure the outer steel angles rest on the frame and the plint is aligned evenly side-to-side compared to the unit.
  • Tilt the panel towards the unit, trying to fit in the four brass ball mounts.
  • You will need to use some force to engage the ball mounts. If you are sure about the alignment, give it a slight bump, aiming at the areas of the mounts. (two on the sides and two in the central part)
  • You will hear the mounting elements clicking in the correct position. If that doesn’t happen, carefully repeat all steps.
Ball mounts used to hold panels in place.