The world is changing, and technology is empowering people to do things they never thought possible. Take the internet for example, who would have thought that we would have ever reached this level of connectivity in our lifetimes. The internet and the phone have connected us, the plane and the vehicles have enabled us to travel much faster.
One of the most thrilling pieces of technology in recent times has been 3D printing. The industry is still in its infancy, but it has already grown exponentially all around the world. With 3D printing, it is possible for one to bring imaginations into life.
3D printing has already given birth to some amazing pieces of technology, and one that is keen to take our attention whether we like it or not is 3D pens. First invented in 2012 by three inventors, they have already become a worldwide sensation. Maxwell Bogue, Peter Dilworth, and Daniel Cowen while trying to complete a 3D print in their Wobble Work lab realised they had missed a line.
A day later and the first 3Doodle pen was born. It was a crude device that could do the same as a 3D printer only, this time, you could do it by hand.
After a successful kick starter campaign raising about 1.5 million dollars. The second version of the 3Doodler pen was born, and it was instantly a success. The second version was better than the first in all the right ways. It was more detailed and had better grip. After the success of the second Doodler here is the 3Doodler 3.0 a much better version of all its predecessors.
Here is a device that promises to change your life regarding creativity. 3Doodler 3.0 has been branded as 3Doodler Create and its perfect for every use.
How it works
So how exactly does a 3D pen work? It functions much like a 3D printer only now you need not control the drawing using complex computer software and algorithms. You use the free hand to draw.
The material used to draw is the same as a 3D printer. It is a plastic filament whose ink options are available in ABS and PLA which are petroleum based and organic respectively. Each kind of ink is used for a specific purpose and enhances variety when drawing.
The ink is squeezed out of the pen via an extruder tip. After that ultraviolet light also produced at the end of the pen shines on the ink so as to make it dry quickly. It is important to note that ultraviolet light is harmful to your eyes and therefore should be kept away from the eyes or the face in general.
The drawing process is now left to you and your creativity. With such a tool you can draw anything you imagine. However, be wary of the law of gravity, to draw you will need to ink a base and cure with light so as to enable your structure to stand at the end of it all.
Now it must be said that since the launch of the first 3D pen, there have been several companies each with their 3D pen. However, the 3Doodle pen remains top of the industry. 3Doodle 3.0 is features that prove its clear superiority in the market.
Wide Range of Plastics
The plastic as mentioned above is the material that is used to draw. They are sticks that are inserted into the pen heated and then used to print. The first versions of 3D pens had a fewer variety of colours, but the 3Doodle Create has the widest variety of plastics.
This translates to a wide variety of colour. The plastics, however, do not stop with colour; they are also made of different materials. They include glossy, clear flow, clear, sparkle and flexy. With such a wider range of colour and material, it is truly possible to print anything you imagine.
3Doodler Create 3D Pen Accessories
As an artist, you will need more than just a paint and a brush to make your art a true masterpiece. With a 3Doodler Create Accessories, you have access to a wide range of tools that you can use to better your art. You can Doodle in different sizes and shapes using changeable Nozzle Sets, a portable Jetpack, a Project Book and even a Doodling Surface.
Suitable for Outdoor
3Doodle pens need to be connected to a power supply when drawing. This can be a problem when one wants to create outdoors. With a 3Doodle Create However, you don’t have to worry about that.
You can create wherever and whenever you want. It has an input voltage of just 5 volts/DC 2A which is very suitable; its output is also just 10 watts. It is also possible for one to charge the 3D pen such that you can draw uninterrupted for hours.
Despite the type of pen you use, one may still find it hard to handle a 3D pen. The predecessors of the 3D pen were rather hard to handle as they were thick and simply lacked the efficient, ergonomic design that is crucial to handling the pen and plays a big part in determining the outcome.
The inventors corrected this defect by incorporating ergonomics into the design of the 3D Doodler Create. It is now light and shaped to sort of fit directly into your hand. You will feel as though the pen is attached to your hand such that it is much easier to draw.
Suitability for Kids
It is no secret that besides artists, architects and other creatives, the other biggest consumers of 3D pens are kids. 3D pens enable the kid to draw whatever they imagine and are quite simply a very fun tool to play with. Surely it is much more fun to draw in 3D than on paper.
However, with new technology and kids, there is always the question of safety. 3D pens are not like the normal pens. They are fitted with technology which could harm the child. The 3Doodle Create was designed with kids in mind. It contains a feature that will not only ensure safety but will also increase the amount of fun they have.
Most electronics have a lot of wires in them, and these can be a hazard to kids who may strangle themselves. The 3Doodle Start, a predecessor of the 3Doodle Create, was designed to be wireless so as to eliminate this risk.
The 3Doodle Create was designed in a similar manner with a longer capacity of string charge just to ensure that the child can enjoy drawing with no interruptions.
Simplicity is the first and most important part of any tool that is to be used by kids. The 3Doodle Create was designed to be as simple as possible not only for children but the average user.
There is a simple on and off button and a further functionality button to start drawing. LED indicators are also present to notify you when the pen is warmed up and ready.
It is very easy to get the pen started. Just insert the plastic in the pen and power it up. Wait for 40 seconds for the pen to warm up. Press the functionality button and you are ready to start.
One of the main concerns of any 3D pen is the noise that is produced during drawing. Noise can be a real distraction not only to the surrounding people but also to the creator who may find it hard to concentrate. The source of the noise is due to the heating process.
The new 3Doodle Create is made to be quieter so as to enable the artist to focus. Its smoothness, ergonomic design and quietness will allow the artists to enjoy uninterrupted creation for hours.
Every piece of technology usually has its limits. Other 3D pens when used for long start to develop complications or jams. This can be a real hindrance to the creation process as it inhibits continuity.
With the 3Doodle Create, however, you are assured of uninterrupted drawing as the pen develops no jams whatsoever when you are using it. The designers ensured that the pen could take on whatever conditions it is subjected to the creation process thus ensuring that all parts remain in perfect shape all throughout the process.
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Ink dries up fast
How long the ink takes to dry will determine the stability of the whole structure. It is imperative for the ink to dry fast so to enable the artists to move faster.
The 3Doodle Create is designed to make the drying as faster that it feels like you are drawing on paper. The quality of the compound used and the strength of the UV light hastens the drying process and will leave your structure strong and firm.
The 3Doodle Create has a few downsides.
The low battery life can be a hindrance to continuity. The charge can only last for four hours. You have to either keep it plugged in or charge it every five hours.
3D drawing is still in its infancy and up to now, it is not possible to draw in mid-air. The structure has to have a stable base.
Despite the few cons, the 3Doodler Create is bound to be a game changer in 3D drawing. It’s smoothness and variety is unmatched by any other pen.
This is a pen that any artist and creator will love. There is no better tool to draw with than the new 3 Doodle Create.