The most popular 3D printing pen gets a makeover – meet the 3Doodler CreateView gallery - 6 images
It's been a couple of years since we first tried out the 3Doodler – a pen that lets you draw in three dimensions using molten plastic that hardens when it comes into contact with the air. Since then, we've seen a revised version of the product hit shelves, and now the company is back again with yet another refinement – the 3Doodler Create. The new pen brings improved reliability and some cool new design elements.
The concept behind Wobbleworks' pens is simple, but compelling. They let the user create three dimensional objects in moments, and while it's difficult to get the hang of at first, it's certainly a blast to use.
Since hitting Kickstarter back in 2013, the company has been working to refine the product, slimming it down and making it more lightweight, making a range of accessories to enhance the experience, while also building a more child-friendly version that doesn't get quite so hot.
The 3Doodler Create isn't a revolution of the concept – it does essentially the same thing as before – but a handful of refinements should make for the best 3D sketching experience yet.
The build is a little sleeker this time around, with an aluminum case available in a "smoky blue" finish, with pink, yellow, green and bright blue colors arriving soon.
Things have changed internally, too, with a refined drive system, which the company says will allow for a smoother, more reliable experience when using the pen. There's also an ambient light bar added at the back of the device to indicate when it's switched on, and a transparent panel on the side that lets you get a peak at the pen's internal mechanisms working.
The new pen is available for order right now direct from the company for US$99. For that price you get a single pen, power adapter, a set of colored plastic strands and some tools for cleaning, nozzle removal and adjusting temperature.
There's also good news for those who picked up the older 3Doodler 2.0 pen, with owners of that device getting a significant 50 percent discount on the 3Doodler Create.