Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:39 AM
The Straight Story (47,895 posts)
A 3-D pen that lets you draw objects in the air
We're all doodlers by nature. Give most people a pen, paper and some down time, and they'll fill the margins with the fruits of their imagination.
But imagine if you could wave a pen in the air and create a three-dimensional rendering: A toy, a sculpture, a crude architectural model.
Soon you will. A Boston-based startup, WobbleWorks, has created what they are calling the world's first 3-D printing pen. It's called the 3Doodler, and it's been a sensation on Kickstarter, the crowdfunding site, since it debuted there Tuesday morning. The makers of the 3Doodler set a modest fundraising goal of $30,000; within 48 hours, backers had pledged more than $1.1 million.
"We knew it was a great product. But we didn't expect the response to be this fast," said Daniel Cowen, a spokesman for the gadget, which is still a prototype. "The velocity of the response caught us by surprise. It's phenomenal."
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Response to MineralMan (Reply #4)
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:33 PM
2naSalit (6,973 posts)
8. But just thinl about it
you could be the world's next Clyde Crashcup!! And get an assistant named Leonardo!
This is what came to mind when I saw the OP earlier today, always wanted a pen that drew stuff in thin air like that!
Response to The Straight Story (Original post)
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:33 PM
Hugabear (10,331 posts)
5. Draw objects in the air?
One little problem with that...gravity.
It's still a very cool concept. But the article makes it sound as if you would be able to create by simply doodling in the air. But without something to serve as a base,whatever you doodle would just come falling down.
What would be really nice is if the pen were connected to a 3D printer, so that whatever you doodle in the air is transferred to the printer. Seems that would be far easier and more efficient.