What likely attracted the attention of over 8,000 backers (and counting) is the affordability of this 3D printing technology. It’s not going to let you print out a house or a case for your phone, but it also won’t run you thousands of dollars like a traditional 3D printer will. You can get a full 3Doodler pen and two bags of mixed colour plastic for a pledge of only $75 on the KickStarter campaign.
Instead of drawing with ink, the 3Doodler uses ABS plastic, the same material used in many other 3D printers. It extrudes the heated plastic and it quickly cools, solidifying and keeping the shape you drew in three-dimensional space. Once you’re finished, you’ve got a 3D plastic model that you just drew out of thin air.
You can hear the pitch and, more importantly, watch the pen in action here:
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