The 3Doddler, a 3D printing pen
Published on February 21, 2013
How It Works
Everyone knows how to use a pen, so they designed a 3D printing pen! If you can scribble, trace or wave a finger in the air you can use a 3Doodler. As you draw, plastic comes out of the pen, is cooled by an integrated fan, and solidifies right in front of you. You can draw on any surface and lift it up into the air to create your own 3D objects.
Important: 3Doodler is not a toy for children. While the plastic extruded from 3Doodler is safe to touch once it has left the pen, the pen itself has a metal tip that can get as hot as 270C. There is no reason for any user to touch the tip while in use, but safety comes first, and our upcoming videos will explain how to use the 3Doodler, covering the different techniques and safety precautions necessary.
3Doodler is the brainchild of Peter Dilworth and Max Bogue, co-founders of WobbleWorks LLC. The 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D printing pen.
We wanted to design a 3D printing device that could be used within minutes, without needing any technical knowledge, software or computers. We also wanted it to be affordable as well as fun, so that anyone could 3Doodle!Peter Dilworth, Co-Founder & CEO of WobbleWorks.
Founded in 2011, WobbleWorks is an emerging toy and robotics company with big ideas. Our mission is to create affordable, cutting edge toys and robots that inspire and delight our customers the world over. WobbleWorks’ products include Wigglerz™ (Spring ’13), and large walking dinosaurs such as Butch, the life-size robotic protoceratops, built for museums and theme parks. At WobbleWorks, they believe there is always room for more fun in the world!
About Peter Dilworth
Co-Founder & CEO of WobbleWorks LLC, Peter is an alumnus of MIT’s Leg Laboratory and the MIT Media Lab where his work has contributed to numerous innovations in the field of robotics. Peter previously worked as an inventor at WowWee, one of the world’s leading toy-makers. One of Peter’s long held ambitions is to build his very own robot dino army.
About Maxwell Bogue
Co-Founder & CTO of WobbleWorks LLC, Max is a graduate of Purdue University’s Computer Science Program. Max’s broad experience includes 3 years as an R&D Project Manager at WowWee where he launched products including Rovio, RS Media and ChatterBots. Max eventually hopes to build machines capable of vanquishing robot dino armies of any shape or size.