3D printers are capable of creating highly accurate drawings. They simply use their algorithms to provide us with extremely detailed drawings. However, the impressing thing about good drawings is that they’re made by humans. And within the field of the work of humans, what is more unique than children’s drawings? Some start-ups such as Crayon Creatures and DoodleSculpt are working on projects to turn children’s drawings into 3D printed figurines. Right now, we can add a new name to this list: Japanese company t-o-f-u, which uses 3D printing to turn drawn cars into working models.
The company, which has only been active for three months, went to the 2014 Maker Faire in Tokyo to try out their new idea. They asked 11 young children to draw a picture of a car. They were only asked to draw a view of the car from one side, and t-o-f-u then used the image to create a full 3D printed car toy. The children were asked to color them using specific markers.
It resulted in 11 working car toys, with moving wheels. The company claims that these cars could even be moved by pushing them. Despite the cars were not race material, they all drove perfectly. An interesting stunt, so will we be seeing more of these 3D printed figurines by t-o-f-u? They seem to be talking with Materialise Japan, and a new kids design workshop is about to take place somewhere in January 2015.
Image credits: t-o-f-u.