3D printers are expensive, at least at the moment, and you also have to have some sort of computer design skills to be able to create a 3D object to print. But what if it could just be as easy as just “drawing” a 3D printed object with a pen?
That’s what the 3Doodler is, the world’s first 3D printer in a pen. The 3D printer extrusion head has been put into a pen-like device and it allows you to print ABS plastic in thin air. Just plug it into a power socket and you can print straight away.
A 3Doodler kickstarter project has just been launched and has already raised over $200,000 for WobbleWorks LLC, out of Boston MA. The 3Doodle is priced at $75 and should help bring 3D printing to a much larger audience than is currently achievable with $1000 plus 3D printers.
The 3Doodle looks like it will be a boon to those who have an artistic temperament as you can draw your creations onto a flat piece of paper or in the air. These 3D prints can be combined to create a larger object, like the Eiffel Tower above.
Here’s a video of the 3Doodler in action.