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Canadian Actress Ellen Page Tweets “No F ing way” About 3D Printing – Our Response

Ellen Page 3D Printing

Ellen Page Tweets about 3D Printing – Our Response

Canadian Actress Ellen Page, known for her roles in in JunoInceptionX-Men: The Last Stand and other films, tweeted yesterday about the 3Doodler 3D printing pen:

Ellen, it is real. A pen that makes things. In fact, 3Doodler raised $2.3 million on crowdfunding site Kickstarter!

Did you know you can also 3D print bone, chocolate, and even houses?

Innovative and Strange 3D Printing

Here are some quick guides to things you can make with a 3D printer.

Practical 3D Printing: 10 Things to Make With a 3D Printer

10 practical things you can 3D print.

Practical Things to 3D Print

Wow: 3D Printing a Lunar Base with Material Already on the Moon

How would you go about constructing livable habitats on the moon? Foster + Partners proposes to use 3D printing with material already on the moon.

Lunar Base 3D Printing


CC image by Josh Jensen

Doodle3D Kickstarter Campaign: Design on iPad and 3D Print

Doodle3D Kickstarter 3D Printing

Doodle3D: Design on an iPad and press 3D Print

Doodle3D is a new Kickstarter campaign to help kids and adults get creative with 3D printing. Not to be confused with 3Doodler, a recent project that raised over $2MM.

What is Doodle3D?

Doodle3D is a very simple sketching tool enabling everyone to make his own drawing come to life with a 3D-printer. This way people can get familliar with the 3D printing technique not just by seeing how the printer works, but by creating something themselves! And all this without needing any knowledge of difficult 3D design programs. It’ll allow you to create that much more with your 3D printer.

How does it work?

After creating a simple line drawing on an iPad or computer the user presses ‘print’. Layer by layer the printer creates a 3D object from the 2D sketch using plastic. This way you can print out your name, a symbol, just a simple doodle or anything you like within a few minutes.

But there’s more, you can make the 3D object more than just a stack of identical layers by sculpting and rotating the object. This way you can make a nicely designed 3D object without needing to make complicated blueprints! Works great for sharing your new 3D printer with the family!

Why are we doing this?

Although low-cost 3D printers are quickly becoming more available, low-entry barrier software is still quite uncommon. Even though 3D design programs are getting more user-friendly and accessible they still form a major barrier for widespread use of this technology.

The Doodle3D software is created by Rick Companje who works at FabLab Amersfoort and is a proud owner of a 3D printer. The idea of Doodle3D came forth out of his personal experience with the entry barriers of 3D design programs.

Doodle3D WiFi Box

The Doodle3D WiFi Box is a WiFi device connecting your iPad/iPhone/laptop or other devices to your 3D printer. Simply connect the 3D printer (currently Ultimaker, open-source MakerBots, Printrbot ) to the USB port of the Doodle3D box, connect to the WiFi network and start sketching and printing in 3D.


Below is the video of the Kickstarter campaign. Doodle 3D has raised just over half of their $50,000 goal with 33 days to go.

The Crowd Loves 3D Printing! Kickstarter 3D Printing Summary

Kickstarter 3D Printing

Kickstarter 3D Printing

This post is courtesy of Internet of things blog Hack Things.

The crowdfunding world loves 3D printing. 4 of the top 10 all-time Kickstarter technology projects are 3D printers: Form13D DoodlerPrintrbot and the RoBo 3D printer. And there have been many other successful 3D printer campaigns as well. Here is a Kickstarter 3D printing summary.

It’s been a good week for 3D printers and related paraphernalia. Joe interviewed the guys working on the Photon 3D Scanner earlier this week. Since then they’ve hit their Indiegogo campaign goal (congratulations!).

At $450 fully assembled, the RigidBot is at the extreme inexpensive end of the spectrum for 3D Printers, but with capabilities and build volume usually reserved for much pricier machines.

The Filastruder turns plastic pellets into ready-to-use ABS or PLA plastic filament. Much like ink for traditional printers, one of the big hidden costs of operating a 3D printer is the plastic. But while the filament runs $40 or more for a 1kg spool, the pellets only cost a couple bucks. The Filastruder itself is $300, so it would pay off pretty fast.

The 3D Refiner is a simple device to get a high quality finished product out of even lower resolution 3D printing. By smoothing out the layers of a 3D printed object the Refiner leaves you with a perfectly polished final part.

Kickstarter’s stated mission is to help bring creative projects to life, so I guess it’s not too surprising that the community is eager to fund tools like these for making stuff.

We tend to assume that only a small number of dedicated hobbyists actually buy these things, but the success of so many different campaigns demonstrates that there’s actually a broad and healthy appetite. Home 3D printing is already more mainstream than you may have thought.

Via Hack Things.

Top 3D Printing Headlines Last Week: 3Doodler, Chris Dixon, Nokia, Car

3Doodler Kickstarter 3D Printing

A roundup of the top news On 3D Printing brought you from February 25 to March 3:

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3D Printing Pen 3Doodler Raises $1.8M on Kickstarter from 20K Backers

3Doodler Kickstarter 3D Printing

Another 3D printing project has launched on crowdfunding site Kickstarter and blown away its funding goals.

3Doodler is a 3D printing pen that let’s you draw real objects in mid-air. Looking to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter, the project has already passed $1.8 million in funding from over 20,000 backers!

3Doodler is the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers), 3Doodler draws in the air or on surfaces. It’s compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers. You just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes.

Below is the video about the project. You still have 26 days to participate in their funding.