Ever since toy company WobbleWorks LLC raised a whopping $2.3 million on Kickstarter for the first iteration of its 3Doodler 3D printing pen, the handheld device has taken the art world by storm. Last year they improved their technology with 3Doodler 2.0
, which raised more than $1 million with its own Kickstarter campaign, and also recently pre-ordered the 3Doodler Start, an entry-level 3D printing pen designed for younger children. In 2016 alone, we covered a number of unique uses for the 3Doodler, including creating fine art, intricate fashion pieces, and even solid gold jewelry.
For those unfamiliar with this 3D printing pen technology, the 3Doodler essentially works like a portable FDM printer, using the human imagination to print 3D objects rather than a 3D design file. The device, which extrudes heated plastic that cools almost instantly into a solid, stable structure, is compact and easy to use. WobbleWorks offers over 65 different plastic colors for the 3Doodler pen and even has a line of specialty filaments including matte, gloss, glossy, flexible, and glossy plastics.
As they’ve continued to slim down and redesign their renowned 3Doodler pen, I always wonder how much further WobbleWorks can take their 3D printing pen technology. The 3Doodler 2.0 has already established a great reputation in the world of fine art; I even recently came across these 3D printing pens in the prestigious store of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, where they are currently being sold. Lo and behold, Wobbleworks recently announced that they would be refining the 3D printing pen again, this time under the name 3Doodler Create. The latest generation won’t be too different from its predecessor, but it will feature a number of improvements that will enhance the experience for 3D artists everywhere.
As they have generally done since the first 3Doodler redesign, 3Doodler Create has been made even sleeker than 2.0 and will be housed in an aluminum case that currently comes in a “smoky blue finish”, eventually becoming available in pink, yellow, bright green and blue in the near future. Your newest pen will also be lighter, more intuitive, and even easier to use.
Perhaps even more importantly, there have also been some internal improvements. According to WobbleWorks, the new driver system will give users a smoother and more reliable 3D doodling experience. The 3Doodler Create will be able to operate at two different speeds and two different temperatures, giving the artist or enthusiast more control over their 3D sketches. The body of the latest 3D printing pen will feature a transparent panel, showing the inner workings of the 3D printing pen in action. Additionally, an ambient light bar has been equipped to alert users when the device is on.
This new version of the pen is now available to order on the 3Doodler website and offers a single pen, a power adapter and a set of colored plastic threads, plus some tools for cleaning, removing the nozzle and adjusting the pen. temperature for the reasonable price of $99 USD. . For those who have already purchased 3Doodler 2.0, there is no need to worry as WobbleWorks is offering customers the upgrade to 3Doodler Create at a 50% discount.
If you’re looking for projects and ideas to help you get started with your 3Doodler experience, you can explore what other users have created and watch video tutorials on the 3Doodler Community page. I’m not sure what comes next for WobbleWorks and its line of 3D printing pens, but they seem determined to keep improving their technology, which could one day be seen as the brush of the future.
Discuss your future plans to use this technology in the WobbleWorks 3D printing forum at 3DPB.com.
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