Wanna make drawings that literally jump out of the page?
Well now you can with Polaroid's DRW100 3D pen.
Just be warned that your skills on a sketch pad may not always transfer into a three-dimensional masterpiece, or so I learned.
Using this pen is basically like having a 3D printer that you can control with your hands except the 3D computer rendering is up to you, unless you use one of their stencils, which I didn't because I was overly confident in my artistic abilities.
This is what I achieved and this is what you could achieve with a few hundred hours more practice and an art degree.
The mechanics of the pen are similar to that of a glue gun.
It heats up the plastic filaments and then pushes them out, although it's more sophisticated than that.
For starters, it will never burn your fingers.
And will cool off after a few minutes on standby.
You can also control the temperature depending on your preferred consistency.
One side of the pen, the plastic dries in seconds which is particularly helpful when drying up.
Aside from these fun sculptures, you could use it for mark-ups or to make repairs on existing 3D models.
There are over 60 colors of filaments to choose from, with kits that range anywhere from 30 to $60, depending on the length of the string.
The pen itself will cost $130 for the wired version you have to plug into the wall, and $150 for the wireless version which lasts about an hour and a half per charge and comes with its own charging station.
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