As described in CNN, the 3Doodler plugs into an electrical outlet and works sort of like a glue gun. As the pen draws, it oozes heated plastic, which quickly cools and solidifies, allowing its user to build an infinite variety of patterns and shapes. Its makers say it works on surfaces or in the air.
Now, they only asked around 30 grand for an initial Kickstarted campaign. After a few hours, they had a total of more than a million! Impressive! People indeed saw great potential in this product and even I would surely donate if I have loads of cash with me.
So how does the 3-D pen actually creates a solidified version of the one being drawn by the user? Users load spaghetti-like strands of non-toxic ABS plastic – the same stuff that’s in 3-D printers into the back of the pen. Each one foot strand of plastic, available in a wide range of colors, can produce about 11 feet of moldable material.
I wonder how much this will cost in the retail market but it will surely be cheaper compared to 3-D printers. I might buy one myself. Kids are lucky these days. So many inventions, so many things to enjoy!
If you want a sure fire way to get one and have it delivered to you, you can donate to their fundraiser. Check out their Kickstarter page to find out more details!