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Kid-Focused 3D Printers

'Yeehaw' Lets Kids Select and Print Their Own Toys

— November 29, 2016 — Life-Stages
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.
Trend Themes
1. Kid-focused 3D Printing - The Yeehaw 3D printer's easy-to-use interface and open-source toy database presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for the child-focused additive manufacturing industry.
2. Toy Design and Customization - The Yeehaw app's database of over 2,000 toys offers a disruptive innovation opportunity for the customizable toy industry.
3. Safe 3D Printing - The Yeehaw printer's automatic shut-off feature during the printing process presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for the safety-focused 3D printing industry.
Industry Implications
1. Additive Manufacturing - The Yeehaw 3D printer's child-friendly design and safety features are disruptive innovation opportunities for the additive manufacturing industry.
2. Toy Manufacturing - The Yeehaw app's open-source database and customizable toy options present a disruptive innovation opportunity for the toy manufacturing industry.
3. Child Technology - The Yeehaw 3D printer's simple interface and kid-friendly design present a disruptive innovation opportunity for the child technology industry.
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