3d printed toys

3D Printed Gyroman Resurrects Unique Toy Design From the Early 80’s — New Details

In 1981, Dr. John Jameson created a unique walking toy which made use of a metal flywheel and pivoting legs. That combination created forward motion, and the design won him…

Thingiversity Math Challenge: Design a 3D Printable Beach Mold, Win a MakerBot Replicator

Building sandcastles has developed into quite an art form compared to when most of us were young children using plastic pails and digging out foamy saltwater moats to make rudimentary…

3D Printed Romanian Bucegi Truck Models from the 1960’s — Indiegogo Campaign Launches

The very newest technology can often also be the key to preserving much of our older history and technology–in many ways–from archiving and curating in museums to rebuilding and re-creating…

Vintage Dune Buggy Gets 3D Printing and Remote Control Update

Rick Winscot of Pennsylvania, a maker to the last molecule, describes himself as having “code in brain, soldering iron in hand…” His interests are pretty vast, encompassing family, tinkering, electronics, remote…

The Biker-less Mountain Bike: Stop Motion Video Captures Miniature 3D Printed Bike on a Journey

What do you get when you take a talented 3D modeler, and combine it with someone who has a knack for mountain biking and video production? It is very possible…

Meet Buggy the Walking 3D Printed Robot

When I was a kid, well after my grandfather had retired, his workshop was like a veritable candyland for me. It was full of machines and gizmos and tools of…

This 3D Printed Spirograph Allows You to Draw Fascinating Geometric Designs

Perhaps you had one as a kid, or perhaps you’ve seen them on TV commercials. Regardless of which it is, most of us who were born in the ’70s and…

This Week’s Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models: An “Anatomically Correct” Female Part & More

This week’s top 3D printable 3DShare models include a few surprises. For one, we have an anatomically correct vagina that can be used in anatomy lessons (what else would you use it…

Part Yo-Yo, Part Drone, This 3D Printed Toy Is Very Impressive

I was one of those kids who, when Marchon came out with the Yo-Yo Ball in 1992, was pretty excited for the “auto-return technology” for these round toys that could…

QalamSila Launches Kickstarter to Fund Mobile App for 3D Printed Toy Kit

The team at QalamSila–creator Guillaume Crédoz, Nicolas Reeves, Roy Massaad, Chady Karlitch, and Ragheed Abi Hassan–say QalamSila 2.0 will be a mobile-device-enabled 3D construction app aimed at letting creative users…

FabZat to Accelerate In-App Merchandising & 3D Printing for Video Game Brands Via $800,000 in Series A Funding

The toy and gaming market, traditionally known as a difficult multi-billion dollar industry to break into, is seeing some transformation as new companies are creating different ways to create revenue–and…

The 3D Printed Shock-Absorbing Crawly Ball is Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before

Did you ever step back and think about who invented your favorite childhood toys? You know, things like the Rubik’s Cube, hula hoop, Etch-A-Sketch and NERF balls. These individuals or…

MOYUPI Hits Kickstarter– Turn Your Child’s Drawings Into Safe 3D Printed Toys

Whether your child is a year old or pushing adulthood, 3D printing is able to offer them tools for learning and development that we could have only dreamt of when…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — June 13, 2015

This week’s stories we missed may produce a heavy sigh for those wondering how they can merge all of their favorite pastimes — eating potato chips, building with Legos, controlling a 3D printed robot…

Planes, Cranes & Automobiles: Maker Studio Construction Sets Inspire & Teach Budding 3D Printing Enthusiasts

For all the kids and families who love hearty mac-n-cheese or sharing popcorn at a movie, now communing around the dinner table or finishing a snack, and then heading to…

Meet Braq: The Amazing Fully Articulated 3D Printed Dragon

bq is a company founded in 2009, and since then they have become quite successful as a producer of tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and 3D printers. In fact, the company, which…

3D Printed ShapeSHARK™ Cuts and Colors at the Same Time

The world of children’s art instruments seems timeless: there’s the round tip scissors, crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue bottles and sticks, and endless stacks of construction paper. What if I were to tell…

Top 3D Printable 3DShare Models This Week — Keeping the “Fun” in Functional

Each week we review the top models from 3D Share’s website that allows people to upload and download models from the 3D file marketplace. Recent past weeks’ reviews of 3D…

Kickstarter: Wood Wars 3D Engages All Ages in a Pastoral 3D Printed Game of Strategy, War & Marble Artillery

3D printing has offered an incredible boon to gamers of all sorts, and very much so for those who enjoy the tabletop challenge. With the ability to design and manufacture…

This Fun 3D Printed Metal Executive Desk Toy Acts as a Business Metaphor

Diagrams are used within business, education, and construction to better depict what words can not. These useful sketched out tools have been used for millennia to get one’s point across…

#ToyLikeMe Campaign Drives the Creation of Dolls with Disabilities Line of Makies Dolls

Almost a year ago, I wrote a story for 3Dprint.com about The Makies a line of 3D printed, personalizable dolls. The dolls, which were first introduced in 2012, captured the…

Mani Zamani’s 3D Printed Collectors Grade Toys Completely Defy Convention

Normally when someone mentions 3D printed toys, I usually envision tiny cars with movable wheels, rubber band guns, or action figures. Over the past two years or so we have…

This 3D Printed RayGun Shoots 7 Rubber Bands in Quick Succession

Creativity is endless when a skilled 3D artist is provided with a 3D printer, allowing him/her to turn their virtual models into tangible, real life products. The technology has brought…

High School Student 3D Prints Incredible Hand Cranked Ferris Wheel

With all of the schools out there that currently have made 3D printers available to their students and faculty, there are bound to be all sorts of interesting stories surrounding…