3Doodler, a Pen for Drawing in the Air

Alessia Andreotti
September 28th 2013

3D printers have hit the mainstream. We've already talked about different sorts of 3D printing, including food, organs, buildings, and thoughts, although these are all expensive and require complicated software. The latest evolution of the 3D printer is 3Doodle, a version of the classic pen than can draw in the air using plasticine. This product, on sale for $99, does not need complex systems to work, just a socket and a creative hand.

This pen-shaped, portable 3D printer was designed by researchers at MIT in Boston. The working principles and the plastic used are the same as sophisticated 3D printers, now put to use in a playful, artistic and non-industrial manner. The "drawings" have a very handmade look. We look forward to seeing how artists will put this pen to use!

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