In this episode, we’re talking to Sebastian Friedrich, the CEO and Co-Founder of Tinkertoys. Tinkertoys allows kids to design their own toys online which will then be 3D printed and delivered to their homes.
Sebastian is the CEO of Tinkertoys and was also part of the founding team. During his studies in industrial engineering, he got involved with 3D printing and discovered his passion. At Tinkertoys he is now also responsible for software development as well as sales and distribution for schools.
Images: (c) Tinkertoys 2020 – used with permission
So what is Tinkertoys all about? In short, it’s all about showing kids what they are capable of constructing. Using Tinkertoys, kids can create their own toys via an easy to use web-based editor. Once a design is finished, you can choose to have it produced by Tinkertoys and delivered right to your home.
If you own a 3D printer, you can also choose to download the 3D model files free of charge and print them at home. Besides offering these 3D construction and printing services for parents and their kids, Tinkertoys now also offers special licenses, webinars and management software for schools and teachers. During the corona crisis, Sebastian and team also developed several homeschooling offerings which primarily target kids from 8-12 years.