The technology for 3D printing has been slightly too slow and expensive for everyday napkin sketches, but Wobbleworks 3Doodler changes all of that. The company’s Kickstarter project is a 3D printing pen that allows you to draw your 3D sculptures as quickly as you can dream them up for just $75.
The pen acts like a hot glue gun that allows you to draw, weld, and wireframes your ideas in thin air:
3Doodler is the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers), 3Doodler draws in the air or on surfaces. It’s compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers. You just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes.
While the pen is simple to use, but it might not be infant friendly. The pen’s tip reaches a temperature of 518 degrees Fahrenheit. The pen is definitely being marketed towards families and most projects are simple and can be done in minutes. The Eiffel Tower demonstration took about 45 minutes. There are infinite possibilities if you are feeling creative, but the company is teaming up with Etsy artists to give you a head start with pre-designed wireframe stencils.
Wire Art by Bud Bullivant (wiredbybud.etsy.com)