What if you could draw things exactly as you imagine? What if you could lift your pen off the paper and create real 3D objects?
Peter Dilworth and Max Bogue of WobbleWorks LLC are introducing world's first 3D drawing pen 3Doodler on Kickstarter. It is the 3D printing pen you can hold in your hand. Using ABS plastic, 3Doodler acts like a 3D printer and draws in the air or on surfaces.
First it takes 1 to 2 minutes to warm up. Then the metal tip of the 3Doodler pen heats to 270C and melts the 3mm ABS. As 3Doodler draws, it extrudes heated plastic. The plastic quickly cools and solidifies into a strong stable 3D structure. The 3Doodler has two speeds, fast and slow. You can switch between the two speeds to control the flow of the plastic.
Most people will instantly be able to trace objects on paper, says the company. And it takes only a few hours of practice to make more intricate objects.
What can you make with 3Doodler?
WobbleWorks LLC says this 3D printing pen can create flat forms on paper or glass and freestyle 3D objects, such as basic 3D shapes and 3D models, jewellery, pendants and hanging ornaments, decorative art and fridge magnets, personalisation of everyday objects (iPhone cases, laptops, pens, etc.).
3Doodler can also be used as a plastic welding tool to repair parts made of ABS plastic. For example two broken parts can be welded back together by "drawing" a plastic weld where the parts are broken.
To help people create awesome objects, WobbleWorks LLC is offering 3Doodler "stencils" - sophisticated print-out stencil kits which people can use to 3Doodle each part according to the stencil and then join them with 3Doodler, such as the Eiffel Tower below. Later more kits will be developed to be shared online for free.
(Images credit: 3Doodler)
The 3Doodler pen is 180mm by 24mm and weighs less than 200 grams or 7 ounces. On Kickstarter if you back $75 you will receive a 3Doodler pen, plus two bags of mixed color plastic.
Watch the 3Doodler's video below:
The 3Doodler has reaches its Kickstarter funding goal in just some hours, and now it is 234% funded.
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francisco ferriz wrote at 2/10/2015 9:21:05 PM:
we need prices for your 3D printing pen for samples and 500 and 1000 units. Regards, Francisco Férriz www.hartmonetic.com
Adam B wrote at 2/19/2013 7:15:26 PM:
I don't understand what they are 'patent pending'. it's pretty much just a 3d printer hotend driven by a motor, whether DC or stepper, taking open source work other people have done and throwing a patent on it seems like a real low move.
epoc wrote at 2/19/2013 4:11:05 PM:
Just want to point out that Makible announced a prototype of a 3D print pen, end of last year at a TEDx event in Hong Kong. So this technically isn't the worlds first. (disclosure: I work for Makible)