3Doodler’s new Create Pen jumps off the page — letting you doodle in 3D

3Doodler, the company that created the world’s first handheld 3D printing pen, is back with a new version of its flagship product. The new 3Doodler Create will replace the now retired 3Doodler 2.0, adding more refinements than you can count on your fingers and toes.

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As its name implies, the 3Doodler 3D Pen allows you to doodle in 3D. It’s a whole new way of creating art work — instead of drawing on a piece of flat paper, you simply weave your pen in three dimensions to create solid structures — anything from a model car to a sculpture, or to a cell phone case. The pen works like a fancy glue gun, but uses a plastic resin instead of glue. It has a hot tip that melts the plastic as it is extruded out of the end of the pen. As soon as it meets the air, the resin begins to harden.

The new 3Doodler Create improves upon previous models by simplifying the controls and adding a new drive system for even smoother 3D doodling and reliability. Also new is an ambient light bar and a transparent panel that shows off the pen’s internal workings. All of these improvements work together to ensure your plastic is laid down with the precision that you need for intricate creations.

When it comes to creativity, diversity is the name of the game for the new 3Doodler Create. The 3D pen system can use up to 65 different colors of plastics, and now offers such embellishments as matte, glossy, metallic, sparkle, and more. The Create also features a new lightweight aluminum shell which will be available in a Smoky Blue color at launch and in four other colors down the line.

The 3Doodler Create is available today to order from 3Doodler’s website. New users can jump into the platform for a mere $99 while existing 3Doodler 2.0 pen owners can take advantage of a sweet deal being offered by the pen maker. If you already own the prior versions, you can upgrade for 50 percent off the retail price and receive free shipping provided you place your order before June 3. Owners will need to enter the serial number for their 3Doodler 2.0 to receive the discount.

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