Monday, February 25, 2013

3Doodler, dimensional drawing, another great breakthrough!

I love this stuff. From Smithsonian Magazine:

Yesterday, start-up company Wobble Works was looking for $30,000 to help fund the manufacture of a pen that lets you draw in three dimensions using malleable melted plastic. In just a day, the company found itself with more than $600,000 dollars from interested donors.

Reminiscent of a hot glue gun, the pen melts and extrudes plastic. New Scientist: The pen’s key component is a tiny fan that cools the plastic as it leaves the nib. “This makes it solidify very quickly,” says company spokesman Daniel Cowen. Intricate “drawings” of a peacock and the Eiffel Tower in the launch video show how well it works.

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