Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Pen for Creating "3D Drawings"

From a couple of guys named Max and Pete comes this bizarre 3D pen called the 3Doodler.  Instead of ink, the pen dispenses a thin, steady bead of hot plastic.  You draw, creating a plastic line that cools instantly, sort of like making a wire sculpture with a glue gun.

Max and Pete went the Kickstarter route to raise funds to produce the pen.  They have raised ten times more than their $30,000 goal.  Yikes!  I'm not sure how much use I would get from such a pen, but it's a fun idea.  What do you think?


  1. At least you're using your hands with this Steve, that's all I can say about it.

  2. The dangerously hot toy aspect of it makes me think of the old Creepy Crawlers sets from the '60's and '70's. Never before or since has burning my fingers been so much fun.

    1. Someone though joked on thinking of this as an update to the glue gun they used in their craft work.