'Yeehaw' Lets Kids Select and Print Their Own Toys

By: Joey Haar - Nov 29, 2016
References: indiegogo & techcrunch
3D printing is often thought of as a technologically advanced practice, but developments in additive manufacturing have made it simpler than ever, and the Yeehaw 3D printer is an example. The device is meant to be used by children, and it has an approachable interface that allows it to achieve that goal.

Using the Yeehaw app, kids can search through a database of over 2,000 characters and toys. These likenesses are all open-source designs available under a Creative Commons license, so Yeehaw is able to make them entirely free for printing at home.

Since the Yeehaw printer is for kids, safety is a top priority. For instance, the printer will automatically shut off if its door gets opened during the printing process.