Kids & Family on the Blog
Part Segway, part skateboard, and part scooter, the recreational mobile concept Nunee New is secured solely by construction glue. Read more »
Looking like a hand-held glue gun, the DohVinci appeared a few days after Hasbro announced a collaboration with 3D Systems. Can a Play-Doh 3D Printer be far behind? Read more »
This is the year 3D printing came to Toy Fair in New York City Read more »
Banish idle hands from your home or classroom with some awesome new robotics kits for Makers-in-training. Whether youngsters are interested in solar energy, programming with Arduino, or beginning electronics, The Maker Shed has kits to entertain and educate. Rainy day blues are no match for a compelling new hobby! Consider Sphero... Read more »
Cool Projects for Kids of All Ages
Find these and other awesome summer projects in our Ultimate Summer Fun Guide, which features tons of 3D images and over 50 projects to make right now. Plus the magazine comes complete with 3D glasses!
Build a Zipline
You could buy a dinky, ready-made kit just for kids, but why not make your own industrial-strength zip line that will support the heaviest of neighbors? It’s a fun project you can tackle in a weekend, and you can order all the parts online for less than $400.
Launch a Rocket
Paper, tape, compressed air … lift-off! Blow your friends away as you send this 25-cent rocket hundreds of feet in the air. Build this easy launcher and rocket with common hardware store items in an afternoon or get the complete kit in the Maker Shed.
3D Print your Head
Get started with 3D printing — create a 3D model of your own head and then print it out in solid plastic! Take some simple pictures, use the online tool to create the 3D file, and then print out. If you don’t have a 3D printer at home, no worries, you can send it to a service that will mail it right to your door!
Super Awesome Sylvia
Have you checked out Sylvia’s Super Awesome Mini Maker Show yet? There’s so much to learn, and she’s an awesome teacher and very cool young maker.