SPINNING GOALS: Teenage entrepreneur Hudson Horne has started his own 3D printing business that’s allowing him to make what his mum says is the “next fidget spinner”. Photo: Warren Lynam
SPINNING GOALS: Teenage entrepreneur Hudson Horne has started his own 3D printing business that’s allowing him to make what his mum says is the “next fidget spinner”. Photo: Warren Lynam

Teenpreneur creating the next ‘fidget spinner’

YOU might recognise this 14-year-old from winning the 2017 Sunshine Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

He's a teenpreneur drone photographer, who turned a hobby into a lucrative business.

And he's out to prove his worth for a second time, creating what his mum reckons is "the next fidget spinner".

Hudson Horne always had a fascination with rubbish. Not the food scrap kind, but the scrap paper kind.

His mum, Peta, said he'd always empty the bin, pulling out toilet rolls, cardboard and soft drink bottles to fiddle and build things.

"I was the recycle bin monster," Hudson said.

He's always loved having "the freedom to fidget" and he's turned that into another creative venture and started up his second service called Next Level 3D Creations where he creates the "forever cube."

"With his passion for design and making things, it made sense that this was the next step for him," Peta said.

Hudson started his original business Next Level Lens at 11, to take photos for real estate agencies, weddings and events.

His mum said she thought it was just a hobby, but over the next three years it was obviously his passion and that his entrepreneurial skills shouldn't go to waste.

It was a lengthy period of wet weather that prompted Hudson to expand his business into 3D printed creations.

His united love of design, engineering and technology allows him to make new parts for his beloved drones, robotic ventures and now something to play with.

"For the last four years I've always dreamt of having a 3D printer," Hudson said. "Now I'm wanting to buy more."

Hudson creates these forever cubes out of special filament threaded through a 3D printer. The idea behind them is to be able to keep your hands busy.

"I find playing with something in my hands makes me think better," he said.

Hudson sells them for $10 for a regular cube and $15 for a colour-changing cube.

"He's had about 30 or more orders in the last week just for the cube, and they're still coming in," Peta said.

The cubes are going as far as south-west of Brisbane.

While Hudson didn't design the specific cube, he's come out with his own Father's Day line of 3D printed key chain charms and phone holders.



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