First 3D printer for kids nears Kickstarter goal

Printeer has secured $41,000 of $50,000 goal.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
printeer.png

3D printers could soon be part of a child's toy box as the first 3D printer for kids has landed on Kickstarter.

Called Printeer, the child-friendly printer is designed for use with an iPad app, simplifying the process and casting out the need for a doctorate (or its educational equivalent) in Computer Aided Design.

The Printeer is fully enclosed to protect kids from its heated or moving parts, but with its clear casing and coloured parts, allows children to see how the machine works as it prints their design.

The team behind the printer – Mission Street Manufacturing – has already secured $41,064 of its $50,000 goal. And still with 22 days to go.

“Toys such as K’Nex and LEGO have been at the centre of children’s playrooms for generations. But what about now?” read a statement from the firm’s Kickstarter page.

“In a digital age, when technology skills are some of the most important a child can learn, is there a way to bridge the gap between the screen and the physical world?

“Now there is. 3D printing is tailor made for today’s curios, tech savvy kids. That’s why we’ve made Printeer.”

Until now, commercial printers have all been rather pricey, retailing at around £2,000.

However, for backers of the project, Mission Street Marketing is offering one to those who pledge $549 to the project. This comes with a fully assembled Printeer 3D printer, the latest iPad design software and a spool of filament.

Check out the Printeer Kickstarter video below:

Related

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.

Liberty

UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.