Fairfax, VA, April 1, 2013 – ThinkGeek (NASDAQ: GKNT) has always scoured the globe for the latest tech toys and gadgets to share with fans. Today ThinkGeek is proud to announce an innovative new toy to fulfill every wee maker’s dream: the Play-Doh 3D Printer.
Expensive “at-home” versions of 3D printers have been on the market for years now 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.
“We’ve always bought and sold the coolest stuff,” states Chris “Mad-Man” Mindel, the brainchild behind this partnership. “This will allow people to create whatever they can imagine in Play-Doh, which I feel is an underutilized artistic and engineering medium.”
Users of the Play-Doh 3D 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 3D model is rendered in the app, users manipulate the device’s dials to create the solid piece.
While not as sturdy as plastic-based 3D printers, Play-Doh 3D Printer creations will harden over time and can be painted like the real thing. This is an excellent opportunity for fostering creativity while teaching valuable CAD skills to the engineers of tomorrow.
For more information about the Play-Doh 3D Printer, please visit www.thinkgeek.com.