February 19, 2013
3Doodler: The World's First 3D Printing Pen
A new Kickstarter project for a 3D printing pen called3Doodler has just launched. Priced at just US$75, this pen seems like a very affordable way for enthusiasts to get into 3D printing technology. [via C/net Asia]
In their own words:
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.
How does it work?
If you can scribble, trace or wave a finger in the air you can use a 3Doodler.
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.
There are many ways 3Doodler can be used. 3Doodles can be created as flat forms and peeled off a piece of paper, as freestyle 3D objects, or in separate parts, ready to be joined together using the 3Doodler.
At the time of the publishing of this post, 3Doodler has raised $59,122 on Kickstarter thanks to 663 backers, surpassing their goal of raising $30,000. There are 33 days left to go.
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