I love 3D printing and I love 3D modeling. Being able to accurately model designs in CAD and print them repeatedly and consistently is a joy. But this can be tricky and time consuming for newcomers. Sure, it can be fun to print models found online, but what if you want to print your own creations? What if you want to do something specific without wasting a lot of time? I like to sketch my designs before modeling them. What if you want to see your sketch in 3D before modeling it, or create something by hand? Maybe you want to doodle in 3D? Well, you can do it with a 3D printing pen.
We’ve been following updates from the beloved 3Doodler Kickstarter as the best-selling line continues to roll out, and now they’re back with a new 3D printing pen and project kits. The new 3Doodler Create+ is the 3D printing pen for adults who like to draw outside the lines. The Create+ is stylish, comes in several fun colors, and is easier to use than the previous generation pen.
“It’s time to start taking 3D printers and 3D printing products to a higher standard,” says Maxwell Bogue, co-founder and CEO of 3Doodler. “Faulty first generation products are no longer acceptable to the community or end users. The Create+, even more than its predecessor, was designed to work effortlessly right out of the box. We want Doodlers to say ‘it just works’, giving them more time to create as a result.”
The 3Doodler Create+ boasts a number of enhanced features including what 3Doodler claims is the world’s first dual drive system in a 3D printing device, simplifying loading and operation for a wider range of plastics and reducing jams drastically. Other major enhancements include a new heating algorithm for better performance, auto retract to prevent spillage, and auto sleep for safety. The following is a full list of new features…
Features of 3Doodler Create+:
- The world’s first dual drive system in a 3D printing device
- Optimized for PLA, ABS and FLEXY plastics, and now almost completely jam-free
- Automatic retraction to avoid suppuration.
- New heating algorithm for improved performance
- More different fast and slow settings (increased speed for fast, reduced speed for slow)
- Automatic suspension for security
- Bright monochrome design in a variety of new colors
- More plastic included than any other 3D printing pen on the market
- New ultimate guide to doodle manual
- 24/7 multi-channel customer service
“The key to 3Doodler’s success has been seeing a high-quality, cost-effective tool that inspires original content and builds communities,” says Bogue. “3Doodler devices have been used to make everything from dresses, architectural models, and statues, to phone cases, purses, and flowers. They have been used in classroom settings to improve tactile learning, close gender gaps, and combat learning disabilities. These new Create extensions push users forward in their search for inspiration, offering easy-to-master guidance and step-by-step instructions for those who want to create in 3D.”
3Doodler Create+ is compatible with all existing 3Doodler Create Plastics, Canvas Series and Project Kits. Currently sold through Amazon Y 3Doodler.com. Create+ pen sets It starts at $79.99 MSRP, which is $20 cheaper than the previous version of the Create pen. Several new kits including bookends, robotics, clutches, and accent lights have been announced in conjunction with Create+ and will retail for $29.99 MSRP where 3Doodler products (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Michaels, etc.) are sold.
Owners of 3Doodler v.1, 2.0 or Create pen can take advantage of their trade-in package offer to take their Doodling to the next level with Create+. More information about this opportunity can be found at www.3doodler.com.
Below is a video of Bogue demonstrating the 3Doodler Create+ pen:
[Images and Video: 3Doodler]
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