Frequently Asked Questions
Kidesign 3D Limited is a UK registered Private Limited Company (no. 09387773). VAT no. 209142630.
Kidesign is based in central London in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which is part of the European Union. Having said that, we are a very internationally minded brand.
Yes, we have done workshops in different countries. They obviously come at an additional cost of our staff travel and accommodation.
We currently don’t have an online calendar of our events, so it’s best to follow our social media channels to hear when we plan activities
We would recommend using PLA plastic because of its eco-friendly characteristics and because it tends to warp less than ABS during printing. The project will not use very much plastic as all the models are small, so you won’t even use up a single roll of filament.
Kideville works with any 3D Printer and you are welcome to choose any manufacturer and model you wish. Like with any technology, you normally get what you pay for.
You are welcome to use any CAD software you prefer. It is just important that it can export STL files, which almost all CAD programs do. We normally recommend Autodesk 123D Design or Tinkercad because they are simple, child-friendly, free and compatible with PC/Mac. In our lesson plans and student project books we have tutorials around 123D and our YouTube channel has tutorials for 123D and Tinkercad.
Currently we only offer the curriculum in English, but are developing translated versions in several other languages. Contact us if you are interested in another version of Kideville.
We use card and paper and take great care in choosing our sources sustainably.
Yes, the kits don’t contain any dangerous or harmful parts.
The Kideville kits are designed and made in the UK.
No, the point is that you can learn everything through Kideville.
The kits come in different sizes and can be used by groups of 12-36 students.
Our curriculum is aimed at 9-12 year old students, but we know of schools that used it with both slightly younger and slightly older students.
Yes. We designed the Kideville project around the KS2 and KS3 curriculum for Design Technology and Computing and worked with educators to carefully match all the criteria.