3Doodler, the world’s first 3D printing pen, has surpassed its Kickstarter goal in a single day. The company behind the project set a modest goal of just $30,000 for the pen, but has attracted almost $800,000 at the time of this post. The pen is essentially a 3D printer, but in pen format, working in a similar way to a glue gun. They write on the Kickstarter page:
3Doodler is the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers), 3Doodler draws in the air or on surfaces. It’s compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers. You just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes.
It appears the main reason it is so popular is because it presents people with an affordable 3D printing-like solution as the pen is set to cost around $50. In comparison, MakerBot’s Replicator 2, which prints 3D objects in a similar, but much more precise way, costs $2,199, so it’s easy to see why this project is garnering so much support.
If you wish to support these guys as well, be sure to check out the Kickstarter page.