The Tinkercad family just got a little bigger – Welcome Tinkerplay!

Today we are excited to announce a new addition to the Tinkercad family, Tinkerplay. Tinkerplay allows anyone to design and customize their own characters and creatures using a library of modifiable parts and then 3D print the parts to play. The magic of Tinkerplay is that it is intuitive enough for a 4 year old but still inspiring and engaging for older kids and adults.

Tinkerplay ScreenshotsTinkerplay started as the Modio iPad app almost a year ago. Tinkerplay is a free app that’s now available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows Surface/tablet devices – and is designed to work equally well on phones and tablets.

We believe in the power of making Tinkercad simple and this is the first step in making it available on additional devices. The team is working on deeper integration between the two products. To start with, the Tinkercad team has added a selection of Tinkerplay parts and connectors to the Tinkercad part library so people can start to have fun and experiment with building their own parts.

Get started using Tinkerplay today! Download the app using the following links:

Download for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tinkerplay/id975940251?mt=8

Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.autodesk.tinkerplay&hl=en

Download for Windows Phone: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/tinkerplay/0cc38b7b-dedd-42ed-a912-04297c997b95

Download for Windows tablets: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/tinkerplay/00152437-0fbc-445e-a728-7c25a6200e42

12 comments

  1. Thanks a lot for providing a Windows Phone App as well!
    I think it’s a great demonstration of what’s possible, but I would like much more a simple viewer for my own Tinkercad designs!

  2. I want to give recognition to the fact that Tinkercad responsiveness has been excellent for the last month. This lends me and other users hope that the team is finally on top of the task of scaling Tinkercad to handle the growing user base. I know it wasn’t easy getting here. It took a LOT of effort and a lot of time. Congratulations to all.

    I also want to acknowledge the successful launch of what seems like a major update of the site. I’m not sure if there was anything other than the TinkerPlay shapes, but whatever happened behind the scenes, it was carried off without interruption to the users. For that we’re all very grateful.

    As we look forward, with these two challenges well on their way to completion, I want to encourage Autodesk to now redouble your focus on resolving the many remaining issues that have been identified since Autodesk assumed stewardship of Tinkercad back in 2013. I refer to the problems users have identified in the graphics engine, the Shape Generator API and in the user experience. To move forward by introducing new features with these problems still in place would not just prolong their ill-effects but also make it ever more difficult and expensive to correct these problems later in the product’s lifecycle.

    I’m excited to see Tinkercad move into adolescence and beyond.

    – Bob

  3. Exciting! I was amazed by the quality of the Modio stuff.. glad to see it’s getting big name support. My 9yr old has already made a mandible-mouthed alien, and now he’s making a sword in Tinkercad.

  4. My friends have introduced me to Tinkercad, & I think it is 1 of the Best things I have had ever.

    Well done everyone, it is a sure way to success, without costing the Earth.
    09:36 .a.m.

  5. In a couple of weeks will be training secondary school teachers in Shanghai and would like to use Tinkercad. Does anyone know if Tinkercad will work in China and specifically on PCs in a secondary school? Being browser based I am concerned it may be filtered generally or by the school network security software.

    • Hi Tim –
      I can’t be sure, but I think you may have trouble b/c of some Google analytics that are in place on the site. If you have a VPN, that’s a different story.

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