Say you had a goal. Not only did you meet your goal you reached it to the tune of 6241%. Probably a good indication you succeeded, eh? Meet 3Doodler, a 3D pen. Their creators began a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year to raise $30,000. With 26 days to go they have $1.8m pledged. I think 3Doodler has a future, how about you? In a world of partially funded projects it is nice to see someone hit it out of the proverbial ballpark.
Peter Dilworth and Max Bogue creators of 3Doodler founded WobbleWorks to “create affordable, cutting edge toys and robots that inspire and delight our customers the world over.” And this 3D pen fits with their mission. 3Doodler provides a pen-like device with ABS plastic feed and a power cord. You know ABS plastic from the up and coming 3D printers plus common items like automotive trim, canoes and many others. Power provides heat. When the heated plastic hits air while coming out of the pen it solidifies. Design something on a surface and then pry it off or build something in mid-air. Just give yourself an anchor point to start with. Take a look at the video to see exactly how easy it is to use 3Doodler. Most pledge levels on Kickstarter are gone, but you can still get in on a $75 or $99 option which gets you a final production model in January 2014. To stay more in the know on the official launch sign up for details on their website.