THE WORLD’S FIRST 3D PRINTING PEN.
A conversation with Daniel Cowen, Co-Founder, and Maxwell Bogue, Co-Founder/Inventor.
WHAT IS 3DOODLER AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Max: 3Doodler is the world’s first 3D pen – a pen that lets you draw in the air and create physical objects. The 3Doodler works by feeding different kinds of plastic through it, heating the plastic and then cooling it quickly as it comes out. That allows you to create all kinds of crazy things in thin air. The 3Doodler is a tool that allows you to do almost anything!
3Doodler is a powerful learning aid for geometry, STEM, art, design, even as a teaching aid for the visually impaired.
WHY CREATE 3DOODLER?
Max: The idea started with a mistake. We were using our 3D printer to create prototypes and the printer missed a layer… and ended up printing two pieces instead of one. My business partner said, “I wish we could just fill in the gap between the two pieces.” And we turned to each other and said “Hey, why can’t you do that?” Later that day, we created the first 3Doodler prototype.
You can create almost anything you can imagine, without limitation.
Co-Founder & Inventor
We have weekly Doodle-Offs on Facebook, our annual 3Doodler Awards, and more in our online communities.
WHAT MAKES 3DOODLER SO COOL?
Max: I made a wallet and a phone case for my own personal use. The wallet is a 30-minute project - it’s really simple to do.
Dan: And that’s really just the tip of the iceberg. Since we’ve launched the 3Doodler, we’ve seen people doing amazing things, from creating lampshades through a fully 3Doodled RC plane, where they’ve Doodled around real working servos and gears. We even created a rocket ourselves that we launched on Boston Commons!
Where do we go from here?
Max: If you’re looking for inspiration or project ideas or just need some help getting started, the3Doodler.com has over 200 free stencils. You can download them and print them out for free. We also have tons of video tutorials.
Dan: You can also go to our Facebook page or Instagram to see what people have been making. Your 3Doodler bundle comes with our new book “What Will You Create?” which has 26 projects, including a holiday section, and step-by-step illustrations and guides for every project.
WHAT MAKES IT AWESOME
What’s In the Box: Exclusive Spotlight Bundle!
- 3Doodler 2.0 pen
- 25 strands of PLA plastic
- 25 strands of ABS plastic
- 25 strands of FLEXY plastic
- Power adaptor
- Cleaning tools and strands
- Nozzle removal tool
- Temperature adjustment tool
- Quick-start guide
- Instruction manual