Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Where to Get This? 3Doodler Handheld 3D Printer

With all the coolest gadgets around, this is one that can definitely create endless possibilities for arts and crafts fanatics, parents, and their kids, too. 

 I featured this new invention, the 3Doodler on Walyou, too. For more details, click here.


The 3Doodler is a 3D printing pen invented by Pete Dilworth and Max Boque of Wobble Works. Okay, so this is just a concept product for now, and it's currently up on Kickstarter to encourage interested investors to help mass produce the gadget.

3Doodler lets you draw on air and produce real objects.

How does it work? Remember how a hot glue gun functions? The concept is pretty much the same, but according to the creators, there's a patented technology that allows plastic materials to be liquefied. The plastic then passes through the 3Doodler's body, and exits the printing pen while rapidly cooling. This allows the user to draw on air and produce real objects.

Like other 3D printing machines (example is the Cube 3D Printer for home use), the plastics commonly used are recyclable, such as ABS and PLA (a type of bio-plastic from plant materials). The 3Doodler claims that it can be safe enough for home use, and excellent for kids to try out, too.

I can imagine creating tons of cool things with the kids on the 3Doodler. Of course, we have to wait a while because 3D printing can be quite expensive for now. But I can foresee how 3D printing can definitely put an "oomph" in school projects and arts and crafts. 

More details on this nifty up and coming 3Doodler are on my Walyou feature. Hope you can check it out.

Via: Walyou and Designboom 

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