If you’ve followed Technabob for any period of time, you know that we’re big supporters of the development of 3D printing technology. I truly think that if there’s one tech sub-sector that’s going to blow up in the next decade and revolutionize industry, it’s 3D printing. And while speed and detail are things still left to the more expensive industrial printers out there, there are more and more options for the home 3D printing enthusiast. Now, you can get your kid started early with their very own Play-Doh 3D printer.
It was only a matter of time before the Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop got a 21st century makeover, and this new device is definitely a major step forward for kids with maker aspirations.
To print on the Play-Doh 3D printer, simply create your designs with the companion iOS app, and send them to the printer wirelessly. Then turn the crank to slowly see your design emerge. In no time at all, you’ll be printing out all sorts of objects. Just don’t try to eat them. Despite all of the advancements in technology, Play-Doh still doesn’t taste very good. I’ve tried.
The guys over at ThinkGeek have secured an exclusive for the first batch of Play-Doh 3D printers, so you’d better line up and head over there right away if you and your kids are ready to crank out some delightfully doughy objects of your very own.
UPDATE: Happy April Fool’s Day!