3Doodler: The World’s First 3D Printing Pen #3dthursday
While folks in the desktop 3D printing world have made “free-printing” plastic welding guns before — if largely to repair voids in 3D printed parts — it looks like the 3Doodler Kickstarter project has finally thought this idea through to something that works for artists as well as brave/foolish makers.
What is it?
Have you ever just wished you could lift your pen off the paper and see your drawing become a real three dimensional object? Well now you can!
3Doodler is the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers), 3Doodler draws in the air or on surfaces. It’s compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers. You just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes.
The latest model 3Doodler
Oh, and it’s also the most affordable way to 3D print… by a looong way! With 3Doodler we’re making fun 3D creation accessible to everyone.
How does it work?
If you can scribble, trace or wave a finger in the air you can use a 3Doodler.
3Doodler in action
As 3Doodler draws, it extrudes heated plastic, which quickly cools and solidifies into a strong stable structure. This allows you to build an infinite variety of shapes and items with ease! Most people will instantly be able to trace objects on paper, and after only a few hours of practice you will be able to make far more intricate objects.
3Doodler is a brand new way of creating objects and artistic works. Whether you are an artist, hobbyist or 3D printing fanatic, we can’t wait to see what you 3Doodle!
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