Amazing 'Printeer' 3D Printer Brings Kids' Creations To Life
With 3D printers becoming more commonplace, it was just a matter of time before they out shined crayons and Legos as the favorite playthings for the creative child. At the forefront of this intersection of education, technology and playtime is the manufacturing company Mission Street Manufacturing, whose Printeer 3D printer promises to bridge the gap between technical know-how and your child’s imagination.
While 3D printers are becoming cheaper and more consumer friendly, they still typically involve some expertise in computer aided design. The team behind Printeer is looking to eliminate the need for these advanced technical skills by developing simplified design software. So simple, in fact, that you can apparently learn to use it in around 30 seconds.
All that is required is the Printeer, an iPad and a Wi-Fi connection. By installing the Draw app (iOS only), kids can sketch out objects on-screen using a finger, push print and then watch Printeer create it for them. In addition to the basic drawing app, the company says it is developing further software to enable more complex designs. It also says that Printeer can be loaded with 3D print files from a computer, effectively functioning as a regular 3D printer.