The Rever: the world’s first affordable 3D printer for kids
A safe, fun and educational way for kids to express their creativity. An affordable 3D printer for kids
#5 - New and improved Rever coming soon! 11/05
#4 - Technical update II – filament flexibility 10/28
#3 - Technical update and Facebook giveaway! 10/22
Thanks for artists and the file they created:
Arrow Mask - Jacob Morin, High Heel - Pasquale Abbattista, Pentagonal Hexacontahedron Bracelet - mathgrrl, Geo Necklace - Eric Pavey, Twirl Mini Moustache - Bernie Solo, Oh Honey Bracelet - Sucmuc Designer Mess, Frisbee - mgg942
Children love to imagine, invent and design. Pablo Picasso painted works of art at just 8 years old, Mozart started composing at the age of 4. Our cathedrals, our greatest novels, and our most cherished works of art started with children scribbling pen to paper, or splashing paint on canvas.
As a leading developer of 3D printers, we have seen products like ours put to use across professional fields such as industrial design and medicine. 3D printing also has the potential to bring the joy of creativity to every home, but up till now, high cost, safety concerns and complex software have meant that having a 3D printer is not an option for most families. That’s why we designed the Rever – the world’s first affordable, safe and easy to use 3D printer for kids.
The Rever brings the joy of creativity into the modern age with the world’s first affordable, safe and easy to use 3D printer for kids.
Want some supplies for a game of “Doctor and patient”? Just print a stethoscope and thermometer.
Is your child an aspiring chemistry major? Using the Rever they can give their school science project a 3D-edge.
Due to their heated and moving parts, most 3D printers are not safe for children.
The Rever has a translucent safety door that means kids can watch the printing process with the dangerous parts safely out of reach.
The door opens with the touch of a button only after dangerous parts are automatically locked away.
The Rever’s printing nozzle moves from left to right and vice versa, while the printing platform moves vertically and horizontally as needed.
After printing, the nozzle locks itself away to a safe location before the safety door can be opened.
This means that kids will never come into contact with the Rever’s heated and moving parts.
Unlike a conventional 3D printer (which usually requires formatting and transferring files from computer to SD card to printer), our app will send designs wirelessly from your tablet to to the Rever via the cloud.
The Rever will continue printing in offline mode, so you can press print, head out for a while, and return to find your finished model.
No need for complex computer programs – We have been designing the free Qubea Rever iPad and Android app to work seamlessly with the Rever printer.
- Draw whatever you like and print it in 3D
- Convenient and easy user-interface, designed for kids
- Includes online kid-friendly instruction manual and tutorial
- App store with thousands of exciting designs
- Exciting future updates including ability to print objects from photos
Using the Rever’s built-in infra-red detection, our app will even warn you before printing starts if there are any obstacles on the printing platform.
Our Qubea Rever app store will have a huge number of pre-made designs available to edit and print, and we will be continuing to work with toy makers and designers to add more exciting designs.
Our software is flexible and open source. Kids can also print from services such as DreamFactory, and those who graduate to more advanced software can use the Rever to print from a PC.
The Rever comes with a free cartridge, and additional cartridges in a range of colors will be easily available via our online store at an affordable price. The app will tell you when supplies are running low so you don’t run out unexpectedly.
Our cartridges and Rever-printed objects are 100% biodegradable in commercial compost facilities.
The Rever comes with a free cartridge, and additional cartridges in a range of colors will be easily available via our online store.
Our company, Qubea, is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of 3D printers. We have been producing cutting-edge 3D printers since mid-2012.
3D printing is revolutionizing fields such as industrial design, medicine and art, and our innovative technology has been used in applications as diverse as producing medical implants to help patients walk again and creating unique 3D printed tableware for Milan’s International Furniture Exhibition.
We know that 3D printing has the potential to transform family and home life, from the way we do DIY to the way our kids unleash their creative energy.
The Rever’s story
The idea behind the Rever began when we visited some local schools to investigate how 3d printing can revolutionize education.
After hearing the positive feedback from teachers and students, and seeing the kids’ curiosity about new technology and their joy when they received their 3d printed items, we decided to design a new model especially for kids! That’s when we started work to develop the Rever, our unique, child-friendly 3d printer.
Special thanks to the staff and students at the American International School of Guangzhou (AISG)
Risks and challenges
We have already successfully developed, assembled and thoroughly tested the Rever, but we need funding and supporters to start building Revers at scale. We are ready to start manufacturing as soon as we meet our funding goal.
Making a complex machine such as a 3D printer is always a challenge, but with our extensive expertise in manufacturing 3D printers, we are confident that we can deliver a high-quality, reliable product.
The Rever is built to last, but we don't want you to worry about any unforeseen problems. Every Rever comes with a one-year warranty so you can relax and enjoy your new machine. During the last month of your warranty period, you'll have the opportunity to extend for another year.
We need your support! Join us in this journey and make the Rever a success!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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