Now what can you build with the device
You can draw a simple 2-dimensional drawing or a more advanced trinket like an Eiffel tower. Since the plastic has a fast hardening time, the pen has very few limits. WobbleWorks plans on working on developing stencils for your use. The Eiffel tower will be one of them.
I would suggest starting small before you embark on the difficult task. You need at least a few hours of practice before you improve your skills. I would think that after getting used to the pen, developing some simple and moderate 3d models, and being comfortable with making mistakes, you can begin advanced drawings.
Another benefit of the 3d printer pen: you can use it as a welder for broken 3d. Move the pen up and down, like a welder, and the 3d print will be as good as new. The pen’s two valuable functions of building and repairing make it that much more valuable.
And so the money rolls in
There are many that try to get off the ground and running. The 3Doodler went off the ground and flying. On Tuesday, February 19, they displayed the pen on Kickstarter, a site that displays many startups. WobbleWorks’ startup goal was $30,000. They had some difficulty in choosing $30,000 or $20,000 because they were unsure of the demand for such a product. The company found out how much people wanted the pen within hours and a few days.
Within hours the entire $30,000 was funded. It did not stop there. Two days later the 3Doodler received more than 1 million dollars. They now have considered the 2 million dollar mark since they have more than 1.6 million currently invested and the news of the 3d printing pen still has room to spread. If they hit that milestone the company stated that they will release a special Harlem shake video as a ‘Thank you’.
Where is this going?
The company said that sometime in November the 3Doodler’s investors will receive their pen. The current price for it is $75 and two bags of plastic are also included in the price. The new invention could be an outstanding addition to an industry that has made tons of progress. It can be great for artists or recreational use. Maybe a new hobby will come from this. With the handheld printer still not available no one can predict where it can go, especially not the team it was built by.