This isn’t a 3D printer, but it’s still a lot of fun


Fake news can even infect the tech gadget world.

Take IDO3D 3D Print Shop from Redwood Ventures. It’s a $60 kid’s toy that would like you to believe it’s a 3D printer.

It’s not. That’s Fake Gadget News.

It’s actually a 3D injection mold system that uses UV light—the same kind that your dentist uses to harden fillings—to create tiny molds. (Owing to the chemicals and tiny toy size output, this is for 8-year-olds and up.)

Despite the little white lie, though, IDO3D is good, slightly messy fun.

You get a few of these flexible molds.

You get a few of these flexible molds.

Image: lance ulanoff/mashable

The mostly plastic, 13-inch tall, battery-operated mold maker ships with 3 pre-made molds, 20 mold plates, something called Formula 4D for cloning objects (more on that later) and two ink cartridges. Read more…

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