Archinect - News 2016-10-28T19:52:29-04:00 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="" width="610" height="813" 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="" 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>