Oh no! We sure hope you weren’t as excited for this as we were, since it has turned out to be an April Fool’s Day hoax! ThinkGeek: 1, The Toy Book: 0.
Expensive “at-home” versions of 3-D printers have been on the market for years, and for decades children have grown up with Play-Doh‘s extruder toys to shape colorful clay. The technology to blend those two realities has only recently become available and ThinkGeek is the exclusive retailer for this fantasy turned real.
Users of the Play-Doh 3-D Printer need only insert three cans of their favorite color, load up the free app on their tablet of choice, and get creative. Once a 3-D model is rendered in the app, users manipulate the device’s dials to create the solid piece.
While not as sturdy as plastic-based 3-D printers, Play-Doh 3-D Printer creations will harden over time and can be painted like the real thing. This is an opportunity for fostering creativity while teaching valuable CAD skills to the engineers of tomorrow.
For more information about the Play-Doh 3-D Printer, visit www.thinkgeek.com/f487.