Today, 3D printing offers so many different options for innovation. Users can explore a wide range of machines, attachments, materials, scanners, and more, not to mention mobile and smartphone apps.
Most of us really enjoy the process of designing and downloading files, anticipating turning on the printer and seeing the first of many layers applied as the machine whirs along comfortably, building our 3D models before our eyes. Let’s face it though, some days all that ambition stops and we still want to do something creative, but in a slightly more free, easy and portable way. And that’s where the 3D printing pen comes in. One of our favorite holiday gift items, these tools are uncomplicated and loads of fun.
Now, we’re seeing a new product on Kickstarter that’s chunky and easy to handle, just perfect for drawing and, as they say at CoLiDo, seeing their 3D printing ‘support’. The CoLiDo 3D Pen is small and easy to take anywhere, but it works like a small computer, offering fast and slow settings, as well as an automatic sleep mode that occurs when the crafting pen is not used for at least five minutes. , or when the print head temperature is higher than 250 °C (482 °F) or lower than 1 °C (33.8 °F).
“The CoLiDo 3D Pen has revolutionized the concept of simple 2D drawing. With a CoLiDo 3D pen, your drawing is now 3 dimensional. What you draw is a solid object that no longer just sits on a sheet of paper, but literally stands on any surface when used,” the team states on Kickstarter.
Aside from the thrill of being able to 3D print with a small pen, the most important and unique feature of the CoLiDo pen is its auto-retract nozzle.
“3D printing devices using FDM technology inevitably have a very hot nozzle,” says the CoLiDo team. “It’s a threat to users.”
Considering what is generally believed to be kid-friendly 3D printing pens, this attention to safety and temperature should serve as a welcome relief to parents who want to prep their kids into a drawing activity and then wander off. a minute to say: put all those dishes in the dishwasher or maybe even chill them for a good twenty minutes. Chances are, however, that these pens look like so much fun that everyone will want to get involved and have their own too. And that shouldn’t be a problem for early bird patrons who get in early and reserve their pens for just $69, including the CoLiDo 3D pen and two packs of ABS and PLA filaments (100 pieces per pack, 6 different colors), with shipping. from March. For those who miss out on the early bird window, don’t worry: For just $79 you can still order your pen, with shipping starting in April.
There is a range of high quality filaments to choose from, with many options in both color and texture. The CoLiDo print head squeezes the filament smoothly and the temperature is kept stable to avoid problems like premature filament cutting.
- Printing Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
- Number of print heads: 1
- Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
- Filament material: PLA or ABS
- Filament diameter: 1.75mm
This is recommended not only as a wonderful gift idea (we’ve got you covered, for sure) but also a great tool to have around the house, as well as for making decorations for birthdays and holidays, creating gifts, and conceptualizing designs for more projects. large. Hong Kong-based CoLiDo hopes to raise $38,000 USD by March 9. Is there anything you’re considering backing? Discuss in the CoLiDo 3D Printing Pen forum at 3DPB.com.
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