The manufacturers at Wobbleworks have released a 3D printing pen called the 3Doodler in response to the popularity of the Solidoodle that was released by MakerBot in April 2013. The biggest difference between the two is that the Solidoodle sold for $500.00 a piece. The new 3Doodler is selling for only $75.00 each , and comes with some pretty amazing features. Here is what we love about the new 3Doodler 3D-printing pen.

What is the 3Doodler 3D-Printing Pen

To call the 3Doodler a pen does not justify how incredible this little gadget really is. Even though the concept may be simple, the 3Doodler is a pretty remarkable piece of technology. What is does in a nutshell is to take the headed extrusion head from a traditional 3D printer and basically gives you the ability to use it in a standalone device.

Small pieces of plastic are simply fed through the 3Doodler and come out the tip melted. Similar to the workings of a glue gun, the 3Doodler uses basic engineering and puts a really unique twist on it.

What Can You Do With the 3Doodler

You have the ability to draw on a flat piece of paper or even to create some masterpieces utilizing simple stencils. You can trace along the lines and turn any flat image into a 3D work of art in no time at all. You have the ability to control the speed of the extrusion, so as you get more familiar with how the 3Doodler works you can speed up the process. One bit of advice when creating a 3D drawing is that the slower you actually go, the more solid and consistent the lines will appear.

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Open up a whole new world with the 3d doodler printing pen.

This gives the overall picture a more clear and concise look to it. One of the coolest things you can do with your 3Doodler is to create some 2D sides, and basically begin welding them together like those 3 D puzzles you can purchase at many bookstores.

When you first use the 3Doodler it will take a little time to get used to the pen, but after some trial and error you can working on some pretty incredible stuff. The younger adults will have a blast creating doodles and drawings of their names, animals and self portraits. The 3Doodler is not a complicated device by any means, and like anything else that involves a level of talent, once the pen has been mastered, there is no end to the ind of creations you can produce.

The Future of the 3Doodler

The first series of 3Doodler 3D-printing pens are required to be plugged in to work. A spokesman for Wobbleworks says that a battery powered version is already in development. The 3Doodler is geared more towards young adults because of the heated tip, and is not recommended to be used by the smaller children.

The company is looking into creating a kid friendly version that will not be of any danger to them. If the designs for future releases are anywhere as good as the current 3Doodler, they will be just as incredible to use.

Of course for the rest of us who may still use traditional printers, PrinterCorp is a great source for a variety of printers great for personal or business use.