Smartest Invention I’ve Seen In Ages: Watching This 3D Pen At Work Makes Me Wanna Buy Company Shares

by • February 19, 2013 • TechnologyComments (0)3630

Typical 3D printing has been around for a while now, but when I saw the brand new 3Doodler in action, something snapped in my brain and a voice inside my head screamed, “Now that is brilliant.”  Dubbed the “world’s first 3D printing pen,” 3Doodler lets you draw three-dimensional structures in midair.  As Mashable notes, “Toy and robotics company WobbleWorks™ created the pen to make 3D printing affordable and accessible.  While most 3D printers can cost you thousands of dollars, 3Doodler is available for pre-order on Kickstarter for $75.  ‘If you can scribble, trace or wave a finger in the air you can use a 3Doodler,’ the designers say on their site.   The pen uses ABS plastic, the same material found in many 3D printers.  You can start free-form drawing in the air or draw on surfaces to create flat objects for stacking and connecting … The quick-setting plastic solidifies in an instant, making it ready for handling, but the pen’s metal tip heats to 518 degrees Fahrenheit, so you probably don’t want to give this to your 5-year-old.  WobbleWorks™’ project reached its $30,000 goal in just a few hours and has since raised more than five times the initial amount.”  You can purchase your own $75 3Dooder (best damn deal of the century in my opinion) by heading over to Kickstarter.com, and to enter the world of 3Doodler be sure to visit 3Doodler.com.

Source: Mashable

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