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3Doodler: The 3D Printer Pen - This 8-Bit Life

Leland Flynn

It seems like every week there is a new 3D printer being funded on Kickstarter these days but as of today there is a new heavyweight among the crowd. In just 8 short days the 3Doodle has managed to register $909, 202 in pledges. A new Kickstarter record. I’m watching the number go up as I type and I hold no doubt that it will be upward of $1 Million by the time I post this.

I’ve seen quite a few 3D printers over the years. As a memeber of the Dallas Makerspace I have even had the chance to help build custom 3D printers, but I’ve never really seen a concept like this. Of course that might be because this device isn’t exactly a printer per se.

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What the 3Doodle amounts to is essentially the hot-end extruder from a traditional plastics based 3D printer wrapped in a comfortable grip. This allows the user to hold the extruder as they would a pen and draw 3D shapes with PLA or ABS filament. It’s a pretty great idea and quite frankly I am surprised someone has not already marketed this.

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This unique little tool will give users the ability to rapidly sketch 3D objects, make interesting art pieces, and build some pretty impressive models such as the Eiffel Tower you see above. I can’t wait to see where this project goes. I’m always happy to see new and inventive creative tools come to market. And I can’t wait to start sketching things in 3-Dimenions!

For more information and to support this campaign check out the 3Doodle Kickstarte page right here!

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