3Doodler brings your poorly drawn critters to 3D-printed life

3Doodler/Kickstarter

Sketching on a notepad is quaint, but if you really want to embrace the future of doodling, then check out the 3Doodler. It’s an evolution of the 3D printer concept in that you use it to “draw” three-dimensional objects, and a company called WobbleWorks is giving it life by way of Kickstarter.

The 3Doodler is a device that looks like a thick pen and uses ABS plastic—the same sort that’s used by many 3D printers—instead of ink to draw in the air or on a surface. It’s a bit reminiscent of a hot glue gun, but much more elegant, and WobbleWorks boasts it’s as the most affordable way to 3D print.

From the Kickstarter page:

“As 3Doodler draws, it extrudes heated plastic, which quickly cools and solidifies into a strong stable structure. This allows you to build an infinite variety of shapes and items with ease! Most people will instantly be able to trace objects on paper, and after only a few hours of practice you will be able to make far more intricate objects.”

WobbleWorks was looking for a paltry $30,000, it has already raised $348,994 at the time of this writing (with 32 days left), so it’s pretty clear the 3Doodler is all systems go. There’s a lot of great info on the Kickstarter page, so head on over if you want to dig deeper.

[WobbleWorks, Kickstarter]

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