Play-Doh 3D Printer

The Play-Doh 3D Printer is a unique device that you would not think would be into kid’s gadgets this early. But it has already entered into the kid’s domain and may help them understand the ins and outs of 3D printing at an early age. While playing with the Play-Doh 3D Printer, kids can learn the basics of 3D printing as well as a host of other skills that they may find useful as they grow up in this tech-savvy world.

The Play-Doh 3D Printer may be considered as the cheapest and fun entry level 3D printer in the market. While it may not be as intricate and advanced and some of today’s 3D printers, it will do at a kid’s level and at its affordable price point. As for print medium, the printer uses Play-Doh, making it safe as well as fun for kids to use.

This kid’s 3D Printer can print up to 3 colors at the same time. It blends them just like the soft serve ice cream you see at the malls. Designing what the device can print is possible by wirelessly connecting the iPad to the device and using the free iPlay-Doh 3D app. Kids can learn basic CAD skills as well as 3D printing skills while using this app to make their designs come to life in 3D. The Play-Doh 3D Printer comes with a conveyor belt that moves the 3D object back and forth as it is being printed. It also comes with cranks, a printing head and a plastic knife.

Some of you may think that this gadget may be too good to be true. Fortunately, you’re right. It is just an April Fool’s joke by the people over at ThinkGeek. But it sure is something that kids would certainly want to have for a toy someday. Consider it as a toy concept that might just arrive into toy stores in the near future.

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