3D-Printed Play

Catering individuality, printed toys offer children quick and customized play

Implications - As children grow, so too do their interests, resulting in wants and desires that are continuously changing. Providing sources of play that are more accommodating to diversified tastes, 3D-printed toys combine tangible sources of entertainment with customized technology, speaking to a shift towards more instantaneous, yet individually tailored sources of engagement.
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Demonstrative 3D-Printing Storybooks - 'LEO the Maker Prince' Explains & Shows 3D-Printing to Kids
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Average 5,018 Clicks Pub: Jan 4, 14
Demonstrative 3D-Printing Storybooks
'LEO the Maker Prince' Explains & Shows 3D-Printing to Kids
‘LEO the Maker Prince’ is the title of Carla Diana’s children’s book, that teaches kids about 3D-printing. The story tells the tale of Carla, who ended up becoming an accountant... [More]
Playful 3D Printers - ThinkGeek's Play-Doh 3D Clay Printer is the Ultimate Children's Toy
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Mild 4,359 Clicks Pub: Apr 4, 13
Playful 3D Printers
ThinkGeek's Play-Doh 3D Clay Printer is the Ultimate Children's Toy
This Play-Doh 3D clay printer offered by ThinkGeek has set a new standard for children’s toys. The clay printer connects to one’s iPad and can print designs straight from there. What... [More]
Soft 3D-Printed Plushies - These Experiements with 3D Printed Toys Could Revolutionize Production
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Mild 784 Clicks Pub: Apr 29, 14
Soft 3D-Printed Plushies
These Experiements with 3D Printed Toys Could Revolutionize Production
The possibilities of 3D-printing are ever expanding and now, it may even be possible to start fabricating soft sculpted 3D-printed toys, as discovered by researcher Scott E. Hudson from Carnegie... [More]
Shapely 3D-Printed Speakers - Disney Research Turns Any Object into a 3D-Printed Speaker Design
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Untested 552 Clicks Pub: May 3, 14
Shapely 3D-Printed Speakers
Disney Research Turns Any Object into a 3D-Printed Speaker Design
Disney Research’s new speaker design technology uses 3D printing to turn any object into a speaker, instead of trying to fit a speaker inside of an object and worry about the angles for... [More]
3D-Printed Puppet Toys - MakerBot Now Offers a Printable 3D Toy of Sesame Street's 'Snuffy'
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Untested 1,100 Clicks Pub: May 15, 14
3D-Printed Puppet Toys
MakerBot Now Offers a Printable 3D Toy of Sesame Street's 'Snuffy'
Back in January, the MakerBot’s Digital Shop was revealed at CES and now, MakerBot has released a printable 3D toy version of Snuffleupagus as part of its first ever licensing agreement with... [More]
3D-Printed Teddy Bears - Disney Research Uses Technology to Create Custom Stuffed Animals
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Untested 411 Clicks Pub: May 3, 14
3D-Printed Teddy Bears
Disney Research Uses Technology to Create Custom Stuffed Animals
When the 3D-printed teddy bear hits the market, it will give companies such as Build-a-Bear a run for their money. It uses 3D printing technology to create custom stuffed animals for children and,... [More]
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