3D Printing for Kids

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Many of us recall a childhood fantasy of creating toys whenever we wanted.

After all, there were limits to our parents’ wallets (and patience). Hasbro’s bringing us one step closer thanks to a partnership with 3D Systems.

The two companies are teaming up to design and manufacture kid-friendly 3D printers. Though no model has been previewed, the printers would likely feature basic controls and a simplified (but restricted) program for uploading and printing designs.

One can almost sense the déjà vu–it was three decades ago that the Commodore 64 became the kid-friendly computer. Ten years later, the personal computer became a must for every household. Could the 3D printer be far behind?

News Source: CNET
Image Source: 3D Systems Rock Hill | Flickr – Photo Sharing! Caspian Lenovo | Attribution 2.0 Generic / CC BY 2.0

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