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Now there's an affordable 3-D printer designed for kids

Now there's an affordable 3-D printer designed for kids
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There will be all sorts of new technology introduced in the coming year, but 2016 may just turn out to be the year of the 3-D printer. We've been telling you about these devices for a while, but they may be about to go mainstream.

So far, 3-D printers have been used mostly by engineers, architects, manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. They use 3-D printer technology to print out toys, medications and more. Designers and architects use 3-D printing to make sure their concepts look good and function as planned, before investing a lot of money into making it.

We've also been telling you about the working, drivable 3-D car that could change the way people design cars, purchase them and drive them. Now, 3-D printing could be your kids' next toy.

A company called Qubea 3D has designed The Rever, and it's raising money on Kickstarter to develop it. As of today, it's raised nearly $40,000 out of its goal, $120,000.

The Rever 3-D Printer

Next page: Watch how the Rever 3-D printer works
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