A pen that can draw 3D plastic objects

3Doodler by U.S. toy and robotics company WobbleWorks, is a 3D printing pen you can hold in your hand. Compact and easy to use, the pen requires no software or computers. Actually, its technology seems very simple as it works like a hot glue gun. It just needs to be plug into a power socket and the user can start drawing anything within minutes. 

See your drawing become a real three dimensional object

As the user draws in the air or on surfaces (a stencil for example), the pen extrudes heated ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers). The ABS plastic filament extruded in a fine line cools quickly and solidifies into a stable structure. This technology allows anyone to build an infinite variety of shapes and items really easily. 

2 ft Eiffel Tower Stencil
ABS plastic

3Doodler is the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen.

3Doodler is described on the crowdfunding WobbleWorks website as the world’s first 3D printing pen. It coust should be around $75 (US$).

Components & Accessories:

The pen: The 3Doodler pen is 180mm by 24mm. The pen weighs less than 200 grams or 7 ounces (the weight of a typical apple), although the exact weight will depend on the final shell specifications once in production. The pen will work on 110v or 240v. 

The Ink (i.e. ABS/PLA plastic): The 3Doodler uses 3mm ABS or PLA plastic as its “ink” – just like a 3D printer. Note that a 1 ft ABS strand produces approximately 11 ft of 3Doodling extruded filament. 

Wire Art by Ruth Jensen (Sparkflight) – sparkflight.etsy.com

Wire Art by Nakisha (wireanimals.etsy.com)

Wire Art by Bud Bullivant (wiredbybud.etsy.com)
Pete & Max, Inventors of 3Doodler

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