Wobbleworks’ widely popular 3Doodler pen has been updated to a model that can draw wood, copper, and bronze sculptures in mid-air. The 3Doodler Pro works like a hybrid 3D printer and hot glue gun, melting composite material sticks into three dimensional shapes and then cooling them with an embedded fan. The creators hope to inspire generations of designers and architects with this emerging technology.
The original 3Doodler came to be after a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013. Project backers funded $500,000 on the first day and the final total raised was $2.3 million. The Pro model takes the instrument to new heights with its ability to draw with a variety of new materials, including nylon, polycarbonate, and plastic-based composites of wood, bronze, and copper. The composites contain so much of the desired element, the creations can even be sanded or polished.
The 3Doodler Pro features dials which control speed, temperature, and a fan to help cool projects as you work. An LCD screen displays the temperature, giving artists plenty of control over the details of their creations. The kit includes an additional, portable battery pack and nozzles and highlights the pen’s sleek, new carbon fiber shell. Right now, the 3Doodler is priced at $249 and will be available in select stores, as well as the website.
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