"It's a pen that can draw in the air! 3Doodler is the 3D printing pen you can hold in your hand. Lift your imagination off the page!" As of writing, 3Doodler has smashed its Kickstarter goal by over 6,870% and has raised $2 Million in funding.
This 3D printing pen designed by Boston, Massachusetts-based WobbleWorks allows you to draw mid-air and create 3D versions of your Doodles and ideas. It was a big hit ever since the beginning of its crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Less than four hours after posting, 3Doodler had reached its goal of $30,000, and 24 hours later the funding reached to $500,000. The first $1.3 million was raised in the first three days. 3Doodler is on course to become one of 2013's most popular Kickstarter enterprises and is quickly following in the footsteps of Pebble which went on to raise $10,266,845 in May 2012.
"The amazing backer support of 3Doodler in its first few days, makes it one of the fastest growing Kickstarter projects ever," said Kickstarter statistician and Kicktraq.com Founder Adam Clark , "With over 20k total backers, $650k pledges in a single day, and $1.33m over the first 3 days -- the incredible initial growth of their project puts it in the same camp as successful projects like Pebble, OUYA, and Double Fine Adventure. I look forward to watching their continued growth over the next 30 days. It should be a fun ride for them."
3Doodler is a creative and fun project. Priced from just $75 for backers on Kickstarter it is designed to be compact and easy to use. Some people like it, some don't... deserving or not, the market has decided. The project is supported by 23,129 backers in the internet community, courtesy of people within the "tech, design, crafts, and architecture communities".
An interesting part is, inspired by 3Doodler, Seattle based animator and an illustrator Drew Christie launched a new 3Doodling Kickstarter campaign - "3Dood 3Doodler Animation" aiming to create the World's first animation made with a 3Doodler pen. "When I was a child I dreamed of making an animation using the world's first 3D pen." "Now is your chance to see an animation wherein the pen drawing the animation lifts off the paper and the animation follows it!" - The team has made their goal of $250 in under an hour. Let's now wish that the team soon brings us something intriguing.
Lately, 3Doodler's artist created a new 3Doodle-tastic creation. The bicycle used approx. 5 feet of plastic (including some trial and error) and took approx. 2hrs to create. Check the photo below:
The 3Doodler project has another 19 days to go, more updates are available on its Kickstarter page. 3Doodler is expected to start shipping by September 2013.
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Sketch wrote at 3/6/2013 8:34:16 PM:
With that amount of funding, they should be able to take it to the next level, perhaps by adding http://www.jarkman.co.uk/catalog/robots/sketchy.htm
Jon wrote at 3/5/2013 5:00:10 PM:
I sure would not want to be in their shoes right now. They are on the hook for between 20 and 30000 glue guns. I wish them all the best.