December 9th 2013 8:45 am

85

A fun toy, but one that can be hard to master

85

The 3Doodler is fully unlike any product we've seen. Be warned, however: It's easy to use, but hard to master.

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    6.8
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Engadget Dec 8, 2013

It's pretty well-baked, as far as first-generation crowdfunded products go. Hopefully the company will ditch the cord in future builds, and maybe there's something that can be done with the runoff strands.

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7.0
PC Mag May 27, 2014

The WobbleWorks 3Doodler 3D printing pen lets you draw in three dimensions, with melted plastic as your medium.

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6.0
Yahoo Tech Feb 2, 2014

It’s a one-of-a-kind invention that makes all kinds of new creations possible. Its existence should set the minds of amateurs and professionals alike a-spinning.

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Stuff Dec 12, 2013

And with its friendly pick-up and play factor combined with that wallet-friendly price, the 3Doodler turns 3D printing from an inaccessible buzzword into a genius part-toy, part-tool 3D printing pin-up that’s a joy to use.

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Engadget Feb 16, 2013

It's easy enough to use, but actually drawing a three-dimensional object takes a good deal of trial and error. We're sad to say that we hadn't quite mastered the thing by the time we had to give it back.

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GigaOM Oct 29, 2013

The pen is noisy, smelly and sometimes difficult to control. But it is simple and addicting to use.

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SlashGear Sep 5, 2013

3Doodler is arguably a hot glue gun on steroids, with a fine nib and twin speeds to give a range of control over how quickly the heated plastic is extruded. In the hand, it’s a chunky pen with an exposed metal nib, with two buttons near the end and a power switch.

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PC Advisor Nov 28, 2013

The 3Doodler is simple and fun, but the best you can say about what you can create with it is that it’s simple and fun. No matter how careful or artistic you are, the nature of working with hot plastic means that your creations will always be rough and knobbly.

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TechRadar Sep 8, 2013

You do need to be a touch creative and know what you are trying to make before you put pen to paper but you will have a lot of fun doing it.

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PC Authority Sep 6, 2013

As well as being quicker than 3D printers – you'll tend to create hollow objects rather than dense parts due to the nature of the 3Doodler process – it also means you don't have to contend with 3D modelling software to realise what's in your head.

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MSN UK Sep 6, 2013

During our time spent with the pen we practised drawing both on paper and in the air - it really doesn't take long to start creating some pretty awesome things.

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Stuff Sep 5, 2013

Drawing in the air takes some getting used to though. All we managed to produce was an abstract swirl on our first attempt but we reckon the learning curve won't be too steep and we're more than willing to put the time in.

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