3Doodler printing pen hits 100,000 sales, gets new foot-pedal accessory

Maker WobbleWorks claims the sales milestone makes the 3Doodler the world's most popular 3D-printing device.

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Pedal to the, er, plastic. Luke Westaway/CNET

The 3D printing pen 3Doodler has hit 100,000 sales, with the plastic-extruding gadget also getting a new accessory in the form on a foot-operated pedal. Maker WobbleWorks claims that hitting the six-figure milestone makes the 3Doodler the world's most popular 3D-printing device, although it's also one of the cheapest.

The pedal, which plugs into the back of the 3Doodler and sits at your feet like a sewing-machine pedal, got an official unveiling today at the tech trade show IFA in Berlin. WobbleWorks is also launching 12 new colours to print in, including "cotton candy pink" and the lurid-sounding "radioactive yellow".

The 3Doodler, which launched last year after a successful crowdfunding campaign, squeezes hot plastic through a nozzle rather like a glue gun, letting you create stringy plastic oddities in the air -- after a fair bit of practice, at least.

We've gone hands -- or should that be feet -- on with the new pedal, as well as the 3Doodler's other relatively new accessories. Click through the photo gallery above to check them out, and be sure to examine all the latest news from IFA 2014.

 

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