Juan Ángel Medina, a 27 year old engineer from Jaén (Spain),tells us the story behind this unusual and enchanting project:
I finished my engineering studies two years ago in Germany and started working as a CAD designer and learning about 3D printing. At the same time I was living with a german family who used to host children in need, so there were always a lot of children around there, children who loved to draw monsters. So I thought to myself: “why don’t I use this 3D printing/designing knowledge to bring their drawings to life?”.
Some of the difficulties he faced were:
- Creating a 3D printed product that has an attractive finish for children but is safe for them at the same time.
- Giving the right message to the parents, so that they understand its value and don’t compare it with a toy.
- Scaling and being able to deliver big quantities.
The main reward is working with kids: their crazy ideas, their smiles as they see their moyupi for the first time. It’s funny and beautiful at the same time.