The 3Doodler is the first 3D Writing pen. Through releasing hot ABS plastic which cools and solidifies instantly, the 3Doodler enables designers to make sophisticated, detailed and super fast 3D objects right into thin air. The pen is identical to a 3D Printer, however, it’s not nearly as expensive.
How Is The 3Doodler Different From A 3D Printer?
The 3Doodler is a whole lot cheaper! A 3D Printer costs around $700 whereas the 3Doodler ranges between $49 to $100 max. Even-though a 3D Printer may be more precise and accurate, it is significantly harder to use… The pen doesn’t require any software, file transfers or difficult technology to learn. You simply and quite literally pen down your creativity, thoughts, and imagination. Moreover, the 3Doodler is extremely student and child-friendly, it is safe, easy-to-use and fun, unlike the 3D Printer.
How Does The 3Doodler Work?
It’s more simple than you might think. Just like a glue gun, the plastic tube of material you feed the pen is heated to a melting temperature. The temperature it’s heated at depends on both, the material you are using and the intended texture of the object. The melted plastic then oozes through the nozzle and solidifies instantly to form a permanent shape. It is during this time that designers maneuver the pen to get their desired 3D shape.
Materials To Choose From
- ABS – Best for beginners and doodling in the air. ABS is the most cost-effective filament and can be found everywhere. However, the downside is that due to significantly higher melting temperatures which results in irritating mild toxic fumes.
- PLA – The most popular, versatile and efficient plastic for doodling directly on surfaces. PLA is made out of food sources such as corn, wheat, etc. Combined with its low melting point and fume-less/biodegradability qualities… PLA is the most environment-friendly plastic of them all.
- FLexy – Rubber plastic, stays flexible for a long time.
- Wood – Can be sanded for smoothness. Firm, strong, reliable.
- Metal – Sturdy, heavy, polished structures. Shiny and Sleek.
- Nylon – Can be made in a variety of colors. Extremely Smooth.
Who Can Use The 3Doodler?
Anyone who wants to have fun, design and create physical products which embody their creativity. Be it students, artists, engineers, hobbyists, DIY, educators, designers. Anyone and everyone can use and benefit from the 3Doodler. Some notable fashion designer and Artist include Stephanie Santos, Eden Saadon, Patrick Tai, Mark Buren, etc.
How To Draw With Your 3Doodler?
Learning how to create 3D objects with a pen is a learning curve. But you can master the talent in little to no time!
- Start with 2D drawings. Using stencils and drawing flat on paper can help you get used to the speed at which the pen shoots the plastic. Start practicing on clear sheets of flat paper and experiment with different materials to see how they all act differently.
- Draw freehand. Drawing freehand lets you utilize all your creativity to its full potential.
- Apply yourself. Learn different 3D techniques and try to apply them to a single product and/or design. Drawing freehand may be fun, but planning can help create beautiful designs.
Wondering What You Can Make? Find Inspiration!
- Personal DIYs – Take something dull, boring and dark and spice it up with your creativity. Or, make an entirely new product from scratch. Do you like nature? Build a Vase. Is your best friend’s birthday coming up? Make them a one-of-a-kind personalized, custom present!
- Art – 2D abstract art, 3D sculptures, mosaics, textured art. The possibilities are endless.
- Wearables. A prototype watches, necklaces, chains, ear-rings. Surprise yourself!