3D imaging or stereoscopy is a technique used for creating or enhancing the illusion of depth in an image by means of stereoscopic for binocular vision. Most methods used present two offset images separately to the left and right eye of the viewer. This advance imaging technique is being used in several media such as film photography, digital photography, motion picture, and even on smartphones.
Recently, this technique has become available to writing using the world's first 3D printing pen called 3Doodler. WobbleWorks LLC co-founders Peter Dilworth and Max Bogue made the premiering 3D printing pen which allows user to scribble, trace, or wave a finger in the air with 3D effects.
As the user draw something, a plastic comes out of the pen and then cools down by an integrated fan which later on solidifies right before his eyes. The pen can draw on any surface possible, and by lifting it up into the air, it could create personalised 3D objects that once was only possible through a digital medium.
3Doodler is amazing and levels up the meaning of image rendering, however it is not a toy for kids but something that big boys can enjoy. The plastic coming out from the pen is safe to touch once it has left the pen. The pen has a metal tip that can reach up to 270 degrees Celsius which can be harmful to unaware kids. Although it sounds a little bit dangerous, there is no reason whatsoever to touch the tip anyway but it is good to know this fact as safety precaution.
The creator of 3Doodler released a video and showed a demonstration about what it can really do which makes it different from other writing equipment while providing the complete 3D result. The video display several finished products such as the Eiffel Tower, a dragonfly, a house, and a spring standing on its. 3Doodler printing pen also comes in different plastic strip colors.
Kickstarter page already received more than $365,000 in donations, surpassing the WobbleWorks' goal of $30,000. Readers who want to buy a 3Doodler should go to the Kickstarter page and contribute $75 for a pen and two bags of plastic running material. The company hopes to make the pen into mass production eventually.
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