3Doodler: The World’s first 3D printing Pen


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Have you ever wished you could lift your pen off the paper and see your drawing become a real three dimensional object? Well you can now, with 3Doodler.

3Doodler is the world’s first 3D Printing Pen, funded by Kickstarter.  The doodler draws in the air or on surfaces. It requires no computers and no software. You just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes according to www.kickstarter.com

It works in a similar way to a glue gun, melting plastic filament in its body and extruding the liquid from its tip. The plastic cools quickly, aided by a fan built in to the pen, stated www.dezeen.com

What can you make with the 3Doodler? Anything! Basic 3D shapes, 3D decorative art and fridge magnet, personalization of everyday objects and much much more reported the3Doodler.com.

“The 3Doodler is an unusual device that its creators, WobbleWorks, Inc., bill as the world’s first 3D printing pen,” writes Tony Hoffman in his review of the product for PC Magazine.  “That’s as apt a description as any, since you can create rigid three-dimensional art from strands of quickly hardening, liquid plastic with it. It isn’t easy to master, but it is fun, and it’s capable of making credible art.”

“Essentially a 3D printer nozzle in a pen, sticks of plastic filament are fed through the 3Doodler like a glue gun and extruded at 200ºc (or thereabouts) into thin air or onto surfaces,” explains Sophie Charara in her review of the product for stuff.tv. “The plastic then cools and solidifies almost immediately– you’ve got a second or two to bend it to your will – letting you ‘draw’ 3D structures.”