3Doodler - 3D printing pen for just $99

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The 3Doodler, about which there has been a buzz this for this past year was finally released and this unique pen is something worth trying, letting users create strange new works of art - and it does so with a seemingly reasonable price of $99. 

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This cigar shaped device is covered in a hard, black plastic casing. It's lightweight and kind of a thick pencil. At the bottom, you'll see two rubber arrow buttons. These will help you control the speeds at which plastic extrudes from the pen. On top, you'll also find a big fan - a bit of a necessity for a hand-held product designed to heat things up to 240 degrees Celsius.



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At one end of the device is a metal tip where the thing gets hot and seriously very hot. Like plastic-melting hot. The shipping version of the product features a rubber cap that slips over the tip, protecting your fingers from most of the blazing-hot metal. On the backside, meanwhile, is a small hole for feeding in the plastic strips. 


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The first step of 3Doodling? Plugging the pen in, naturally. The included cord is around six feet long. Heating the device to ABS levels (around 230 degrees) takes just under a minute. Leave the 3Doodler idle long enough and it'll automatically start cooling off again, but you can get the temperature back up by flipping it off and on again. Once the light's turned blue or green (depending on your material preference), grab one of the plastic sticks and feed it into the loader slot in the rear, pushing it in until you can't push any more. Then press one of the extrusion arrows to start the process.

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When the plastic piece has run out, the extrusion will slow down and then stop. Just toss another piece in the back and you'll be ready to go again after a few seconds. The 3Doodler won't magically extrude drawing skills if you don't have any artistic ability, and especially when drawing in the air. 


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If you've got $100 to, the 3Doodler's certainly worth a look. As for making it easier to use, well that will just take time, practice and a lot of bags of plastic.

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