Archinect - News 2014-04-24T15:08:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/68049378/3d-printing-for-the-masses-with-3doodler-pen 3D printing for the masses with 3Doodler pen Archinect 2013-02-21T13:12:00-05:00 >2013-02-24T18:56:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9f3090b3f957f78fe6ac5c3eb99233dc.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea behind the 3Doodler is that it takes the core functionality of a 3D printer, essentially an extruder and a heat source, and jams it into a pen-shaped handheld device. Loaded with either ABS or PLA plastic, common feedstock for traditional 3D printers, the 3Doodler "prints" plastic objects by letting you draw them in freehand in three-dimensional space.</p></em><br /><br /><p> With a funding goal of $30,000, the <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1351910088/3doodler-the-worlds-first-3d-printing-pen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3Doodler Kickstarter project</a> has already raked in almost 1.2 million dollars from over 13,000 backers. And you're definitely not too late to get in on the funding party&mdash;the project has 31 more days to go.</p> <p> What are your immediate thoughts of architectural applications for the 3Doodler? Let us know in the comment section below.</p>