3d printed toys

3D Printing Helped to Create Nature-Inspired Flex-Brick bionicTOYS

A Kickstarter campaign just launched for what is arguably the coolest toy this year: bionicTOYS are inspired by the science of motion and nature’s own flexibility, and introduce STEM-based skills…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — November 12, 2016

On this week’s edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got news that spans from the animated universe of Rick and Morty to South Korea. For starters, one…

Patience, Kids! Mattel’s ThingMaker 3D Printer Release Delayed Another Year

Once you become a parent, the word ‘patience’ becomes central in your world. Most likely, you are never in full supply of this wonderful quality again, but you find yourself…

Purdue University Engineering Students Hone Complex Design Skills in 3D Printing Functional Toys on EnvisionTEC Xtreme 3SP

Purdue University’s C Design Lab ME444 class is a shining example of how rewarding education can be for both teacher and students alike. No matter the age level, toys are…

Fleet Hower’s 3D Printed LOCKNESTERS Puzzles Take on a New Look and Feel

There’s no denying that 3D printing technology has impacted a number of fields in a multitude of ways, particularly on the industrial level. But, when it comes to desktop 3D printing…

Weekly Roundup: Ten 3D Printable Things – Shark Week

It has come at last, the holiest of holy holidays, the sacred Shark Week. Since 1988, shark lovers all over the world have devoted their lives to witnessing a solid…

Materialise Helps Redesign and 3D Print Children’s Programming Toy–The Cubetto Playset

More and more often we see efforts to teach children coding at a young age by virtue of introducing fun programming languages to them. Part of this development is the far…

3D Printed Spacemen and Neanderthals Take on Evil Robots in This New Stop Motion Video

Those pesky evil, caveperson-obsessed robots from the future are at it again in a new stop motion video from 3D printed toy maker Hauke Scheer. If you’ve never seen any…

9-Year-Old Representing Baltimore’s Digital Harbor Foundation Dazzles President Obama with 3D Printing Expertise

Baltimore is not an easy place to grow up, by a long shot. But you wouldn’t know that from hearing about Jacob Legette, a 9-year-old West Baltimore resident, who recently got…

Sculpteo’s Best Practices for Designing a 3D Printable Twisty Puzzle/Rubik’s Cube

Since 1974,  the Rubik’s Cube has become the most widely sold toy in the world. A large part of its fascination is due to how challenging it is to solve…

Pley Offers Model of the Future for Toy Companies—Rent Items, 3D Printers, Stream Designs

As 3D printing begins transforming areas like the medical industry with very serious innovations that often remind us everything from our favorite sci-fi movies to the Six Million Dollar Man,…

Australia’s AAOD Museum & 3D Systems Produce 3D Printed Toy Replicas of Banjo the Dinosaur

Finding a cache of ancient dinosaur bones: I think it’s one of those secret dreams we all harbor, especially as children, diligently digging in the dirt while fantasizing about the…

Now on Kickstarter: Tio Kits Can Turn 3D Prints & Toys Into Smartphone Controlled Inventions & Robots

Parents today are very often challenged to find ways to keep kids of all ages occupied. It seems to be a world of screens we are living in, and entertainment…

Little Ink & Eva: Blokko Offers New Campaign Platform for Storytellers & 3D Modelers

3D printing and the world of toys are closely tied these days. While the next manufacturing revolution is affecting many sectors, this particular area of transformation is one that demonstrates…

PieceMaker Hits Toy Fair 2016, Announces New Deal with Ford and New Metal 3D Printing Kiosks

PieceMaker has been having quite the year since they launched their new, high-tech 3D printable toy kiosks at last year’s Toy Fair in New York. Not only were their in-store…

From Creepy Crawlers to 3D Printers: Mattel Resurrects the ThingMaker

One sign that I’m getting old is that I’ve started to do the “back in my day!” thing more often than I’m entirely comfortable with. One example of this is…

Full-Color 3D Printing Service Provider WhiteClouds Announces 3DplusMe Acquisition at CES 2016

While attending the Consumer Electronics Show 2016, Utah-based 3D printing services company WhiteClouds announced that they will be purchasing 3DplusMe, the branded 3D capture-to-print company responsible for the 3D printed…

Imagine That 3D Wants You for Its 3D Printed Toy Giveaway to Kids in Need!

The holidays have been upon us since, well, Halloween, as the Christmas stockings roll out ever earlier into chain store aisles, lights begin to appear next to jack-o-lanterns, and everywhere…

3D Printed Tornado Top Puts a New Spin on Traditional Childhood Toy

There are few childhood toys that are more universal than the top. Who doesn’t remember playing with one as a child? You could get them for a quarter from those…

Watch 3D Printed Actions Figures Battle in This Awesome Stop Motion Video

Toy designer Hauke Scheer had been creating his own line of custom designed action figures and toys the traditional way for years until he discovered 3D printing in 2013. Since…

Build, Program, Customize & 3D Print: Cannybots Racing Robots Offer Kids Comprehensive Learning & Play

The Cannybots team went to an extensive amount of challenge, difficulty and effort to make things easy for kids to have fun and learn. Indeed, it was no small feat to…

3D Print These Monsters Now! Save Quin & Her Team, Fight for Planet Earth

As crisp October looms around the corner and Christmas trees are already on display in department stores, this year it’s our duty not only to come up with yet another…

Dutch Designer and Cubify Make 3D Printing Fun and Accessible Even For Young Children

3D printing is finding its way gradually into school curricula, in part because, more than ever before, 3D printers are becoming affordable even for schools with limited budgets. It probably…

Disney Magic Creates Varying Elasticity within Single 3D Printed Objects

Disney Research, not surprisingly, is bringing their latest project home with some new 3D printed materials that are unlike anything we’ve ever seen, even perhaps bordering on–dare we say it?–the…