Hands on with the 3Doodler 3D printing pen: it’s lots of fun, but poorly designed

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The 3Doodler 3D printing pen’s Kickstarter video advertises a world in which we can draw shapes in thin air and create just about any 3D object with the help of simple stencils.

Reality isn’t far from that, but it’s not as easy as 3Doodler makes it look. After spending a week with the pen, I can say that it is a lot of fun but not something that I need to have around for more than a week.

The 3Doodler is a hot glue gun crossed with a 3D printer. It takes the printer bits that heat up and extrude melted plastic and puts them in your hand, where you draw with them like using a pen.

It’s pretty neat watching a 3D shape come together so fast. 3Doodler’s website provides some good templates for objects to draw, including the Eiffel Tower, which the Kickstarter campaign features prominently. I wasn’t…

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