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How many items or Worlds can I print using the PLA filaments?

January 10, 2019 |

The 1kg of PLA filament is about 335 m. A small 10mm bolt from the Blocks World takes about 0,61 m. So one could print approx. 540 of these bolts using 1kg of the filament. We recommend using different colours of filaments to make it more fun for the kids (and adults too).

What do I need to 3D print Why Toyz Worlds?

January 10, 2019 |

You need our recommended printer FlashForge Finder or Adventurer with different colour PLA filaments. Then you need to access our website in order to login (from any device as the site is responsive). Once you choose your World, you can send the files directly to the printer (Wi-Fi enabled). You can refer to our guidelines as well as videos for some more fun and support.

How long does it take to print the Worlds?

January 10, 2019 |

Each model has different geometry and so the printing time varies. Some of the elements in the Block World like a small screw for example, can take around 12 min to print because it is fairly small. A whole set of screws (25 pieces of different sizes) can take over 4 hours.

How to use the Worlds (educational aspect)?

January 10, 2019 |

We have partnered with a team of specialists including child psychologists, occupational therapists, educators, researchers etc. The Why Toyz team aligned the developmental milestones based on the children ages and drafted guidelines as to how to interact with the different Worlds and what to focus on. Please go to our library of guidelines. These are purely recommendations including variations a parent, educator or a care-giver can consider. Each child is different and one needs to engage with a child based on his or her needs. The Why Toyz team has already prepared some fun edutainment videos your children can easily follow.

What testing has been done?

January 10, 2019 |

Why Toyz partnered with a world-class 3D printing company called FlashForge. The printers supported, namely the Finder as well as the Adventurer 3 have been tested and passed the assessments relevant to the key EC Council Directives (such as RoHS), Directive 2014/53/EU on the Radio Equipment, IEC Safety Standards as well as the standards of the National Regulator for Standard Specifications in South Africa. The PLA filaments have been successfully tested by Bureau Veritas and passed the relevant specifications set by the EC Council Directives (RoHS). Please contact us for more information.

Are the materials used for 3D printing safe?

January 10, 2019 |

All Why Toyz Worlds are designed using PLA filament. PLA is a bioplastic, compostable and non-toxic. It’s derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch, sugar cane, tapioca roots or even potato starch. This makes of PLA the most environmentally friendly solution in the domain of 3D printing and is considered safe for children when printed. Obviously, attention must be made so that kids do not put the pieces in their mouth and chew them.

How do I access my Why Toyz Worlds?

January 10, 2019 |

All content is accessible via the Login section on our website. Once you log in into your account, you can then brows our content either on your computer or any mobile device you have. Please make sure you use the same account from each device.

How can I pay and order?

January 10, 2019 |

You can pay with your credit card. Simply enter your card details on our website which is operated by PayFast and your monthly subscription starts. You will receive your login details you can then use on our website to get your content either via your computer or on your mobile devices.