We all love a good doodle. And now thanks to WobbleWorks (Peter Dilworth, Maxwell Bogue and Daniel Cowen), the brains behind the 3Doodler, your 2D squiggles can become a 3D reality. What started as a call out for a modest $30,000 on Kickstarter back in March this year, soon exploded into an enterprise with $2,344,134 behind it.
Much like a glue gun, 3Doodler works by using biodegradable (environmentally conscious – we like) coloured plastic that you can draw your potential masterpieces with, either on stencils or even mid air. There’s no convoluted programming into a 3D printing system or waiting involved, you just plug it in, let it heat up and start drawing.
When the 3Doodler arrived at Time Out Towers, we got stuck in and, through trial and error, learned that the slightly cumbersome pen was actually a lot easier to use than we thought. This isn’t child’s play though, nor is it a toy – the recommended age is 12+ – but it is a hell lot of fun. You can see why it’s catching on with artists and architects, but you don’t have to be a professional to enjoy watching your doodles come to life.
You’ll have to wait until a bit later in 2014 to your get your hands on the nifty pen (priced at $99) as they’re currently dealing with the backlog of their enthusiastic backers, but this is sure to be the star of the 3D printing age. Freire Barnes
Find out more at the3doodler.com