Published on February 17th, 2014 | by Paul Edwards0
3Doodler – Drawing Just Got Real
What is the 3Doodler you may ask? Well, its the Kickstarter funded 3D printing pen developed by Peter Dilworth and Maxwell Bogue of WobbleWorks LLC who started funding a year ago and managed to raise a staggering $2.3 million after looking to raise an initial $30K.
Although it’s described as a 3D printing pen, its more of a pen thats writes using melted plastic so you can write in the air. The images below show you what I mean.
How it works:
The pen uses either ABS- or PLA-type plastics, which are found in most 3D printers on the market. Once you turn it on, The pen pre-heats up to around 450 degrees F in around 60 seconds and an LED on the body shows that it’s ready to go. You then feed in your plastic sticks into the loader slot, press the button and the plastic starts flowing from the nib after a few seconds. Simples.
Both types of plastic are available in a wide range of colours with each pack containing 25 straight-cut strands at 10 inches each.
The 3Doodler currently available for pre-order, with the kickstarted orders already being shipped.
The price is a very reasonable $99 which also includes 50 strands of plastic. Additional plastic packs for the 3Doodler are $9.99 each.