A 3D printer for kids sounds ridiculous, especially once you consider how expensive professional 3D printers are. That’s exactly what the Origo 3D Printer is supposed to be, though.
The brainchild of Joris Peels and Artur Tchoukanov, the product is a simplified version of a 3D printer aimed at kids as young as 10 years old. According to their website, they want the product to be as simple to use as a regular home appliance, so that people can build creative stuff without having to wallow in the complexities of the technology.
As of the moment, Origo is still in the development stages, so there’s no working prototype to speak of (just model prototypes of their target machine). It’s intended to work with 3D models drawn on the browser-based app 3DTin, which the device will print directly onto plastic.
Based on what’s on the website so far, they’re still a long way from even a shoddily-working example of this thing. Still, it’s an interesting project, although they are, admittedly, aiming quite high. From what we can gather, they want this to be even simpler and more affordable than current home 3D printer solutions, like the BFB 3000 and the Cupcake CNC.
You can read about the Origo’s progress from the website below.