When we first launched 3Doodler we asked the world to imagine a pen that you could literally lift off the page to create real three dimensional objects; a pen that put the power of a 3D printer in the palm of your hand.
Two years later, we’ve made the world’s best 3D printing pen even better, with a new version that's slimmer, lighter, quieter and even easier to use.
Oh, and just like the original 3Doodler, it's still by far and away the most affordable way to 3D print. With 3Doodler 2.0 we’re continuing to make 3D creation and 3D design accessible to everyone!
How does it work?
Compact and easy to use, the 3Doodler extrudes heated plastic that cools almost instantly into a solid, stable structure; and with no computers or software needed, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Simply plug your 3Doodler into a power socket and start drawing anything within minutes.
If you can scribble, trace or wave a finger in the air you can use a 3Doodler.
But you don't need to take our word for it...
Since we first showed the world that drawing in 3D was possible, we have sold over 130,000 3Doodlers. Our community has been using their 3Doodlers to create amazing things, going far beyond even our wildest expectations: from jewellery, to fully 3Doodled remote control planes, 3Doodled dresses, architectural models, and even writing braille! The creative possibilities are endless (and at times a tad unusual too!).
So just like the Backstreet Boys, 3Doodler's back, alright!
It was thanks to the support of the Kickstarter community that we were able to make the 3Doodler dream a reality. It was also here on Kickstarter that we began the process of building a vibrant community of artists, makers, designers, educators, as well as others eager to lift their imaginations off the page. Doodle by Doodle you have pushed the boundaries of 3D art and creation and inspired us further!
To say a big thank you for all of your help and inspiration, we decided to come back to the place where it all began, and bring 3Doodler 2.0 to you first! We are eternally grateful for all the support you gave us the first time around, and want to give you first dibs at creating with the new 3Doodler. It's your funding that will help make this a reality!
What’s new with 3Doodler 2.0?
Completely redesigned from top to bottom, 3Doodler 2.0 is the result of over two years of research and development, and feedback from thousands of users. Our aim? To give you the best 3Doodling experience ever! The result? A smaller, more ergonomic, and even more kick-ass 3D pen. We've also housed the new 3Doodler in a sleek metallic casing, so that it's jaw-droppingly beautiful and feels great in your hands.
And there's lots more...
As well as being the world's smallest 3D printing pen, we've packed the new 3Doodler with loads of other enhancements for smoother doodling in every dimension:
It's also easier to use than ever before thanks to a whole host of other design adjustments. These touch on everything from the shape of the pen, which allows you to Doodle into really tight corners, the more intuitive button design, as well as the positioning of the LED indicator light and cooling fan.
Accessories & Plastics
With the launch of the new 3Doodler on Kickstarter, we are also releasing a series of exciting new accessories to supercharge (and beautify) your 3Doodling. These include:
With the new JetPack we're certain you'll be putting Banksy to shame in no time - bring on that 3Doodled street art!
So which pledge level is right for you?
We’ve tried to create pledge levels to suit everyone, from the novice Doodler to the seasoned designer or engineer, and for those of you looking for a bit of 3Doodling fun. Simply scroll down the right-hand side of the page and pick the combination of plastics and accessories that fits you best.
Each pledge level is limited to one pledge per backer. However we have also created special double pledge levels for the 3Doodler 2.0, Accessorize, JetSetter and PowerDoodler rewards, as well as a special Family Pack with four pens and a bunch of accessories + plastic strands.
And if you're having trouble deciding which pledge level to go for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to ask us any questions that may help!
The teaching potential that comes with being able to draw in a new dimension has been truly inspiring, and something the whole 3Doodler team has been eager to get behind. Together with teachers and educators, we're working to make the 3Doodler a standard classroom tool, used for everything from teaching geometry, to making award-winning art, or producing learning aids for the visually impaired.
To support the use of the 3Doodler in education, we have created a special EDU pledge level for only US$1,000 (worth almost US$2,000), that allows you to send a full class set, loaded with x12 3Doodler 2.0 pens, a ton of plastic and accessories, as well as curricular materials to any school, university, library or non-profit makerspace of your choosing. You’ll also get a 3Doodler 2.0 and full set of accessories for yourself!
Note: We will require you to designate a recognized educational institutional or non-profit makerspace (as well as a contact there) in order to claim this pledge level. Full instructions will follow in an Update, and further details can be found in the FAQs below.
What if "I'm not artistic"?
If you can dream it, you can 3Doodle it! (Or so the saying goes.) The more artistically inclined of you will be sketching castles in the air in no time, but even those of us without that kind of talent can use the 3Doodler to draw on flat surfaces, peel off the Doodled pieces and join them together to make awesome 3D designs and creations. And based on what we've seen so far, previous artistic ability is not a prerequisite for 3Doodling greatness. Even those who considered themselves to be "not artistic" have gone on to Doodle breathtakingly impressive pieces!
There are a ton of places to find 3Doodling inspiration, including our Community Site, which has hundreds of freely downloadable projects and stencils, how-to videos, and images. Our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages are also frequently updated with Doodles of the Week, Community “Doodle-Offs”, and cool creations from around the world.
When will you get your 3Doodler?
We have been working on 3Doodler 2.0 for over 12 months and are inches away from pressing "go" on full production. That means we’ll go straight from this Kickstarter campaign to making your pens. Our first backers will get their new 3Doodlers within a few weeks of this campaign closing, and the majority of you will have your pens by April.
For those of you curious about the exact stage we're at: All R&D and prototypes (along with compliance testing) were completed in December, all components and suppliers have been locked down, we have finished our final pilot runs (those are the pens you see in the video and images), and the assembly process is being fine-tuned so that we can run as smoothly as possible when full production begins! All that's left to do is put the final touches to tooling and place our first large orders with our suppliers. Then we'll be moving like lightening and hassling our shipping partners day and night to get your pens to you ASAP.
We shipped our original Kickstarter 3Doodlers on time and we're determined to do the same, if not better, for 3Doodler 2.0!
Yudi Marton lives in Haifa, Israel and is a treasure of the 3Doodler Community. No stranger to creative curiosity, Yudi was among the first to explore the world of computer generated digital artwork more than 25 years ago. This same instinct is what initially piqued his interest in our original Kickstarter campaign over a year ago. One thing led to another, and Yudi is now one of our most prolific 3Doodlers out there, using multiple pens to produce incredible sculptures that often take several days to complete.
We were fortunate enough to speak with him this week to gain some insight into his creative process:
Yudi Marton: I’ve been using the 3Doodler for just over a year. At this point I have three of the original pens and my EarlyBird 3Doodler 2.0, which I am excited to be working with. I just turned 61 and I’ve been an artist for as long I can recall. For most of that time I worked with ball point drawings or sculpture using wood, soft stone, or clay. The 3Doodler is a natural drawing tool for me, it allows me to both draw and sculpt, transitioning into using it was an intuitive motion.
YM: I think on average I spend about 30 hours creating most of my figures. This is the reasoning behind having multiple pens, it allows me to switch them out during longer sessions without losing momentum. ‘Seated Couple‘ actually took almost 60 hours in total.
YM: I build each project from many different parts which are then fused together. These parts are often made up of series of rings which are combined to create a wireframe of the intended character. More often than not things don’t always go as I planned and I need to break, bend and twist before getting the forms correct. For instance, “The Jump” was done by breaking the figure many different times in order to achieve the sense of movement in the final product.
YM: I became comfortable with my technique mostly through experimentation and persistence. You need to have a lot of patience, but even the learning process is fun and ultimately rewarding.
YM: Right now I’m working on finishing the Horse with Rider. I’m planning on creating a dancer to place on top of that, who will be swept up by the wind in mid-stride, arms out and hair flying.
YM: Yes I’m planning on having an exhibition that will be a combination of my ball point drawings and my 3Doodling. I need at least five more sculptures before I’m ready, and it is going to be in Tel Aviv – hopefully sometime next year. It will be a large exhibition, so I have to plan it very carefully.