We can all agree that 3D printers are epic. What’s even more epic is the fact that Mission Street Manufacturing is building the Printeer, a special 3D printer for schools and kids to get them started 3D printing as early as possible.
They began a Kickstarter campaign for their Printeer recently, and with 22 days to go the team is well on their way to reaching their $50,000 funding goal. To date, there are 117 backers that have pledged $39,166.
The team has an interesting approach to the concept of early-age 3D printing:
“Toys such as Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and K’nex have been at the center of childrens’ playrooms for generations,” reads the Kickstarter campaign page. “3D printing is made for today’s curious, tech-savvy kids. And that’s why we’ve made Printeer.”
The Printeer is being marketed as a 3D printer that doesn’t require advanced technical or engineering skills. Users don’t need to bother learning CAD software, which would be difficult for the children-age market their attacking.
Mission Street Manufacturing has designed the Printeer to run on an iPad, it can be learned in 30 seconds, and it doesn’t require any immediate steps between design and 3D printing. All kids have to do is create crazy, kooky designs and hit ‘print’.
The Kickstarter campaign is raising funds specifically for the purpose of mass-producing Printeer. The team is serious about producing high quality products, professionalism, and attention to detail – they want the world to see their dreams and aspirations.