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Print It with SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids

SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids is an ecosystem of apps designed to introduce children ages 4 and up to the principles of STEAM. The apps nurture their burgeoning engineering skills, taking…

Buggy 3D Printed Kitchen Appliance Targets Sustainable Nutrition

While I don’t think many people would agree with young Simba’s culinary assessment of jungle bugs as being “slimy yet satisfying” in The Lion King, the truth is that insects are…

Best CAD Software for Kid Creators

It’s always a struggle around birthdays and holidays to figure out what the kids should give friends and family. Generally, we resort to handmade items; I have a couple of…

MyMiniFactory Launches 3D Design and Printing Contest with WildBrain for New Early Learning Character Designs

MyMiniFactory, the world’s largest curated download platform for free 3D printable models, and the sister site of 3D printer reseller iMakr, launched a 3D design and printing contest this week,…

Back to School Soon! Kidesign Launches New Kideville 3D Printing Games at Reduced Prices

Although it’s still only July and we are in the deep throes of summer—signified by the lack of school nights and the searing outdoors—it’s also already time to launch into…

Embracing the Weird to Build a Culture of Making: Father, Daughter, e-NABLE and a TED Talk

Ten-year-old Torrae Owen has received a priceless gift from her father. It is one that was handed down to him by his father and that she hopes to one day pass…

Boy Uses Bar Mitzvah Money to Bring Maker Bus to Israeli Children

A bar mitzvah is a coming-of-age ceremony held for Jewish boys when they turn 13 (girls hold a bat mitzvah at either 12 or 13) which celebrates their passage into…

High School Students Learn About 3D Printing While Helping Hospitalized Children Learn New Skills

In western Long Island, New York, off the shores of Little Neck Bay, is St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. It’s a place of healing, comfort and rehabilitation for children with…

Hasbro Files Patent for Kid-Oriented 3D Scanner

One of the great things about 3D printing is that kids have definitely not been left out. Printer manufacturers, schools and government agencies are all very serious about making sure…

Level Up Village Introduces 3D Printing to Children Around the World

3D printing is becoming more of a staple in colleges, but it’s starting to make its way into elementary school curricula as well. Level Up Village, a pioneering program running…

Italian Company MQB’s New York Showcase Includes 3D Printed Car for Children

Remember those “driveable” toy cars everyone had when they were kids? Some of them were the Flintstones-style kind that required you to sit with your feet through the open floor…

Kideville Introduces Children to 3D Design Through Game Play

There are a lot of ideas about what interests kids…and as many ideas about whether or not those interests are healthy for them. Each generation seems certain that whatever the…

Little Girl Born Without a Nose Has One Built for Her Thanks to 3D Printing

3D printed prostheses have been coming to the aid of many children over the past couple of years. This can clearly be seen in the hundreds of 3D printed hands…

3D Printed Artifacts Help Schoolchildren “Dig” Archeology

Educators know how valuable experiences that are “hands-on” or “in the field” can be for children or students of any age. Reading about a topic is one thing, but learning about…

Japanese Company 3D Prints Amazingly Unique Working Car Models from Children’s Sketches

The future of 3D printing lies in the hands of our youth. It will be today’s school-aged children who grow up understanding the concepts behind 3D modeling and 3D printing…

With Shapeways’ Support, 3DP4E Brings 3D Printing to Young Artists

We’ve seen 3D printing go to the stars and back, more or less literally. With all the expanding uses in high-tech industries like aerospace and semiconductors, we also need to…

Kid’s Creation Station Launches: Turn Your Child’s Drawings into 3D Prints

Everywhere you look there seems to be new companies, applications, and initiatives launching to integrate 3D printing into our children’s educational toolbox. Whether it’s expensive large-scale additive manufacturing machines entering…

3D Printers For Kids: Hasbro Teams With 3D Systems

There is no doubt 3D printers can be tremendous learning tools. There are already major initiatives in place to help bring printers to millions of kids across America, and eventually…