April 1, 2013

Designed specially for your kids, the entry-level Play-Doh 3D Printer created by Thinkgeek would be an amazing toy to introduce 3D printing to them.

The Play-Doh 3D Printer can simply be connected to your iPad. You create your design on an iPad app iPlay-Doh 3D and send the file to the 3D printer wirelessly. You can add up to 3 different colors for printing, and the iPlay-Doh 3D app will let you know when the printer is ready for you to start cranking. Then you can just turn the cranks and your design will be printed.

The Play-Doh is delivery as a kit, with some quick assembly you can just get the Play-Doh to work. With the Play-Doh 3D Printer, your kid will learn basic CAD skills and 3D printing skills in just few steps.


  • The most economical and fun entry-level 3D printer on the market.
  • Uses Play-Doh as a print medium, so it's safe for kids and noobies.
  • Can print in up to 3 colors at once (blending them like soft serve ice cream).
  • Connects to iPad for easy designing with free iPlay-Doh 3D app.
  • iPlay-Doh 3D app also lets you share designs with others (and print their designs).
  • Build Volume: 5" cubed.
  • Power: 2 C Batteries and you (it's mostly crank powered).
  • Includes: Play-Doh 3D Printer with conveyor belt, cranks, and printing head; plastic knife; 3 2oz cans of Play-Doh; and instructions.
  • Dimensions: approx. 15.5" x 8" x 19"

"The overall product isn't as sturdy as an expensive 3D printed object, but it will air-harden and can be painted just like one." says Thinkgeek. Neverthless, it has the best price ever for a 3D printer: $49.99.

If you like it, try to click "Buy Now" on Thinkgeek's product page to be one of the first to get your Play-Doh 3D Printer.


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random wrote at 4/15/2015 3:55:00 AM:

I hate you

CornGolem wrote at 4/1/2013 6:45:27 PM:

YOU fools, this is real I saw the brochure in a toy store.

Niks wrote at 4/1/2013 4:54:24 PM:

Sad that it is not real ;) But I seriously wonder if such a product cannot be created.

iPrint wrote at 4/1/2013 4:40:16 PM:

Hahaha! April fools indeed! Happy Printing Everyone!

ThatGuy wrote at 4/1/2013 4:31:49 PM:

OH my God that is epic. Wait a minute......

cassetti wrote at 4/1/2013 4:00:12 PM:

Lol. April Fools joke

Leclaron wrote at 4/1/2013 1:37:20 PM:

You do realize that it's an april fools joke, it's not a real product.

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