The 3Doodler raised $2.3 million on Kickstarter earlier this year. The $75 3D printing pen brings the freedom of 3D creativity to the masses by allowing anyone to simple hold the pen and build 3D objects they could imagine. The success of 3Doodler attracts quite a few followers in the market with their own versions of 3D printing pen.
The SwissPen announced the availability of their 3D printing pen this week. Using the same material as 3D printers (ABS or PLA), the swissPen draws by extruding pre-heated plastic and can be used to draw in the air or on surfaces.
The SwissPen looks and functions a lot like the 3Doodler. It doesn't require any software or computer and it can be used in many different ways, from flat shapes to 3D objects, or to make patterns on a piece of paper which can be then fitted together.
Designed and made in Switzerland, the swissPen retails for CHF102.60 including tax (CHF95 ex. tax), which is US$111 / EUR83, plus international shipping. You can choose between ABS or PLA plastic when ordering. It comes with universal power supply 110-240V + 220 strands of plastic (length 25 cm each, 20 strands of each color, 11 colors : white, orange, black, yellow, purple, green, sky blue, red, blue, pink, glow in the dark) and it will begin shipping in October 2013.
Its competitor, the 3Doodler will be $99 when it is available on the market. The estimated delivery time of 3Doodler is around February 2014, but the original Kickstarter backers could get their units in September, said 3Doodler.
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B.E.Verins wrote at 11/16/2013 7:45:31 PM:
Ordered it in August, never got it.
Zdenek wrote at 9/25/2013 3:19:51 PM:
Do you have a fantasy? Then you have half won. You just need to make it real. This can be happened by using 3Dsimo which simply and fast enables you to draw 3D objects. And you don´t even need technical training. 3Dsimo has no limitations only user´s imagination and skillfulness. We have prepared for you set of models from various materials. http://igg.me/at/3Dsimo/x/3721646
alex wrote at 8/28/2013 8:50:26 AM:
you guys had so many to say about 3DYAYA, why no body say anything here? now I see, this is not copied in China.
ZinniA wrote at 8/23/2013 3:25:59 PM:
3Doodler Lift up your imagination off the page. Draw any thing that comes up in your mind and get the 3D print of your imagination. The world’s first and the only printing pen that can draw both in the air and on the surface. You can draw any objects, ornaments and your imagination.
Sas wrote at 8/23/2013 12:39:39 PM:
Didn't the original 3Doodler have some sort of patent on the cooling system???
spy wrote at 8/23/2013 12:02:52 AM:
A difference with the chinese version ? http://www.3ders.org/articles/20130808-3dyaya-3doodler-chinese-clone-started-shipping.html
superace wrote at 8/22/2013 10:54:58 AM:
SwissPen looks exactly like the Chinese made pen, with the holes around the nozzle, the 2 buttons and the switch to set the speed. I have already the Chinese version in my hand so I do know what it looks like.