3D Doodling

July 26, 2015 at 3:52 pm | Posted in uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ever wished you could make something with silly string? Have more control over the spray? Or a glue gun? How about a pen with a controlled output? That allows you to draw in the air. This video illustrates:

Note that it’s not wireless. And like a glue gun, you put the coloured plastic in the back that the pen melts for you to form as you choose. They currently offer 3 kinds of plastic to use for different kinds of projects. For example, plastic that sticks to a surface like glass and plastic that doesn’t, for making panels. You can trace structural drawings and them assemble them. You can even use it on clothing or to make clothing & wearables.

This is similar in concept to a 3D printer only it’s pen style – a little less precise but also less expensive and more creative.

The sticks are about .40 each (depending on type) so cheap for a little fun but could add up for a larger project. They also have additional nozzles and a pedal control. The site has lots of video tutorials including using the tool, getting started, welding plastics, etc.

I notice there are some online sites offering an earlier version or the plastic refills for quite a bit more $. So it pays to compare prices.
David

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