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Technology 3Doodler's newest kit lets preschoolers 3D-print tiny toys

16:17  20 february  2020
16:17  20 february  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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3 Doodler makes pens that shoot out lines of hot plastic, allowing you to make freeform 3 D - prints without the hassle of learning how to use a dedicated printer. It already has products for the school and education markets, but now it' s targeting an even younger group: preschoolers .

3 Doodler is home of the world' s first 3 D printing pen and the web' s largest catalogue of 3 D pen Whether you're new to 3 D pens, or if you want to advance your Doodling skills, we have just what 3 Doodler EDU is here to help you lift your lessons off of the page. Great for project based learning

3Doodler makes pens that shoot out lines of hot plastic, allowing you to make freeform 3D-prints without the hassle of learning how to use a dedicated printer. It already has products for the school and education markets, but now it's targeting an even younger group: preschoolers. The 3Doodler 3D Build and Play is a chunky gun-shaped device with a nozzle and trigger, as well as a turning handle.

a little boy sitting at a table

The device itself carries three AA batteries, and heats the plastic only when the user begins to turn the crank. Rather than allowing users to create any shape they want, they're encouraged to pump the non-toxic, biodegradeable plastic -- the same as on 3Doodler's other kid-friendly products -- into molds. These make characters that can take part in stories, guiding them "to the city and back," and then on to new adventures afterward.

Since it's designed to be used by children as young as four, it's designed to be safe and encourage the development of fine motor skills. It's also pretty affordable, priced at $29.99, when it arrives at some point in the second quarter of the year.

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