3D Printer for Kids – you knew this was bound to happen! Just think of it this way. Originally, tablets and computers were made for adults and then creative ways for kids to use them came along, now BOOM – there’s a kids’ product for those and now there’s a 3D printer for kids. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
3D Printer for Kids
Meet the da Vinci miniMaker 3D Printer. A 3D printer for kids – or at least with kids in mind!
The da Vinci miniMaker
The da Vinci miniMaker is the perfect desktop 3D printer for beginners. It’s compact in size (13 x 14 x 15 inches) and and boasts a print bed (5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches – in case you were wondering.) It has an auto-leveling bed and auto-calibrating extruder module ensures the best possible prints.
The da Vinci miniMaker only prints with XYZprinting’s non-toxic PLA filament. This filament has gone through various tests to ensure that it is DEHP-free and Heavy Metal-free, ensuring that prints are safe for children and family. The devices comes with 300g filament. You can buy Mini filament spools in different colors.
Design Your Own or Download
Start your 3D printing adventure by either downloading some of the 5000+ 3D models available from the XYZ 3D Online Gallery or designing your own 3D pieces with the XYZmaker, a 3D modeling software designed for beginners in 3D printing. This machine will let you or your kid make whatever you desire with this easy-to-use modeling system.
Students get access to our online curriculum education program, XYZprinting STEAM, which helps K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics educators to incorporate 3D printing into their classroom.
Things to Know
- This does use proprietary filament spools. Remember, da Vinvi’s miniMaker prints with non-toxic PLA filament!
- 3D printing does take time. Printing isn’t as quick as printing a piece of paper. Just prepare your kids for this and help them grasp the learning process and watching their designs come to life!
- From what we’ve researched – kids ages 8 and up are enjoying this 3D printer.
Mom to 4 kids, Molly aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. Talking technology and mom life, Molly shares the realities of parents digital kids.