The ‘3Doodler’ Brings 3D Printing to the Masses

Toy company WobbleWorks launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to fund the world’s first 3D printing pen.  With the press of a button the pen releases a thin string of plastic, which almost instantly hardens as soon as it comes out.  Owners can use the pen to trace or draw a 2D object and then lift it off the page, OR directly build 3D objects.

Wobbleworks has shown off a number of interesting use-cases for the tool, including 3D springs (that actually have some resistance and spring back), as well as a a 3D model of the Eiffel Tower.

A pledge of $75 on Kickstarter gets you a pen and you can use standard-gauge ABS/PLA plastic – the same material used by Makerbot.

Why I’m Curious

The 3Doodler is an affordable way to bring 3D printing to the masses and can introduce a younger audience to this technology. I’m curious to see how 3D printing continues to evolve, from both an at-home/craft perspective to larger-scale industrial objects and projects.

via TheNextWeb

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