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.
Monday, February 25, 2013
3Doodler, dimensional drawing, another great breakthrough!
I love this stuff. From Smithsonian Magazine: