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SWEET SUITE BLOGGER BASH - JULY 2015
This event is a lot of fun. Especially this year when they picked Chelsea Piers right on the Hudson River as the location. Basically it's more toys that companies expect to be big for the holidays. The first one is aimed at kids ages 8 and up. When parents get something they use a lot like a tablet or a smart watch, toy companies usually come up with a kid's version. Now that 3D printers are start to go mainstream Tech 4 Kids has partnered with Irwin Toy to come up the first kid-friendly 3D Creation Maker. It's not really a 3D printer, but I think kids will have a lot of fun with is. Using a mold and an applicator with a unique gel, children fill the design on the template with the colors they choose. Then it's inserted into the 3D Creation Maker. In about 30 seconds, using UV light, the gel turns into a solid, allowing kids to build multi-dimensional structures. The company says that unlike other 3-D design systems, their patent pending process is done safely with light and not heat. You don't have to use a mold, but can draw something freelance on the included blank template. The gels are available in multiple colors, including a special glow-in-the-dark formula. The kit consists of 3D Creation maker, a variety of pre-designed templates, and three different color gels. Additional gels and templates are available. Shipping in August, 2015, the kit will be under $40.00
Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/5eQnLp4UAKc
Company website www.tech4kids.com (Was not their website yet as of 7/30/15)
See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1529 (Goes live Friday 7/31/15)