GEAR: 3Doodler 3D printing pen

Updated Feb 26, 2013


There’s no question whether the advent of 3D printing will have an affect on the architecture and construction industries. Not only can you use the technology to create models of a structure, you can then print out pieces of the structure and assemble them. But what if you could print a 3D structure as you design it? That’s exactly what the 3Doodler does.

The 3Doodler is a 3D printing pen that actually prints plastic as you draw whether its on a surface or in the air. The video demonstrations below have so impressed the Kickstarter community that the website’s users have pledged nearly $2 million to kick off production of the device. And get this, it will likely only cost $50 once it goes on sale.

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