A toy that turns your drawings into plastic toys?! It sounds like a totally mad, totally fanciful ‘Willy Wonka’ kind of idea.
Before you get too excited, it is still a concept but the Origo, a three-dimensional ‘printer’ for kids that takes their drawings and converts them into plastic toys is well on the way to becoming a reality.
Essentially, kids draw whatever takes their fancy in a computer drawing program called 3Dtin. The drawing is transferred to the Origo printer and hey presto, out pops your design!
When I first read about Origo numerous thoughts crossed my mind. First and foremost, I’d love to see one of my son’s amazing dragon-meets-dinosaur-meets-monster kind of drawings come to life (and I’m sure he would as well). And secondly, although the Origo is aimed at kids, I think I might quite like it as well!
We’ll let you know when Origo hits the shelves.
(via I Heart Chaos)