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Get your child into STEM with 25% off a kid-friendly 3D printer

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This 3D printer could get your child excited about STEM.
This easy-to-use 3D printer can crank out up to 300 toys.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

You can’t buy the whole toy store, but you can pick up a toy your kids won’t get tired of — one that gets them interested in STEM and creative thinking. The Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle is that toy.

This kid-friendly 3D printer offers a massive menu of things just waiting to be created. Or, your kids can bring their own new toy creations to life. Plus, this nifty little printer is on sale for $349.99 (regularly $469) for a limited time.

Anker makes big claims with its first 3D printer

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The new AnkerMake M5 3D printer boasts speed and a smart camera to spot mistakes early.
The new AnkerMake M5 3D printer boasts speed and a smart camera to spot mistakes early.
Photo: Anker

Anker is well-known for its chargers. In fact, it calls itself “The World’s No. 1 Mobile Charging Brand.” But now the company is charging headlong into the 3D-printer business.

And with its new brand, AnkerMake, and its new 3D printer, the AnkerMake M5, the company makes big claims about beating the competition at its own game.

Should every workstation have a 3D printer? [Setups]

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The 3D printer at left helped make other parts of this computer setup.
The 3D printer at left helped make other parts of this computer setup.
Photo: RB2706@Reddit.com

You still rarely see a computer setup with a 3D printer in it. Today’s featured setup is an exception. You can see the printer against the wall on the left in the photo above.

Probably more workstations in the near future will have them. Why? Not only are they becoming more affordable, you can use them to make parts of the setup!

Let your kids print their own toys with this Shark Tank-approved 3D printer

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This 5-star rated 3D printer lets kids create their own toys.
This easy-to-use 3D printer lets kids get creative.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

A machine that prints toys: It may sound like the stuff of Roald Dahl books or movie magic, but the Toybox 3D printer is actually real. And without a doubt, it’s the coolest gift you could give the kids in your life this holiday season.

Even better, right now, you can grab the Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle with a special pre-Black Friday doorbuster deal for just $319.97 (regular price $469).

Kids can design and print their own toys with this 3D printer, on sale for Memorial Day

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This 3D printer lets families design and create their own toys at home.
Photo: Toybox

With the school year drawing to a close and summer almost upon us, parents everywhere will be looking for ways to keep their kids occupied. Like it or not, some of that will revolve around technology. That isn’t a bad thing; there are many new options that will make kids and adults both happy. Outdoor movie nights are one example the whole family will enjoy. Another could be letting children use their imagination to create and print their own toys.

The Toybox 3D Printer Bundle will do just that, and for less money right now during our Memorial Day sale. It typically retails for $469, but you can pick up this awesome gift for just $299.99 with our limited-time price drop.

Budget smartwatches, smart nightlights and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Edge case for iPhone
Edge case adds light to your iPhone alerts.
Photo: Edge

Crowdfund Roundup bugiPhone cases don’t have to be boring and unpractical. With Edge, you get cool LEDs that notify you of incoming alerts for any app, let you keep an eye on battery levels at a glance, and more.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have an ultra-affordable Android Wear smartwatch, the world’s smartest nightlight, the coolest e-bike ever, and a high-quality and affordable 3D printer.

$300 3D printer lets kids design and print their own toys

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What I would have given for this as a kid.
Photo: Mattel
What I would have given for this as a kid. Photo: Mattel
What I would have given for this as a kid. Photo: Mattel

It’s easy to assume that traditional kid’s toys are taking a beating due to the sky-high popularity of tablets and smartphones among the younger generation.

But toy-maker Mattel is attempting to strike back with a concept that, honestly, sounds amazing: an affordable $300 3D printer designed to let your sprogs (or, let’s be honest, immature adults everywhere) print their own toys, as designed on an accompanying mobile app.