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3Doodler 3D printing pen to go on sale at UK retailer Maplins

Kickstarter success story can be ordered for £99
Fri Apr 04 2014, 15:34
3Doodler 3D printing Pen

KICKSTARTER SUCCESS STORY 3Doodler, a 3D printing pen, will soon go on sale exclusively at UK retailer Maplins priced at £99.

3Doodler appeared on Kickstarter in February 2013, and after raising an impressive $2.3m, it shipped to backers at the end of last year.

If you didn't back the project, you'll soon be able to get your hands on one, however, with Maplin having revealed that it will exclusively offer the 3D printing pen and has priced it at £99. It appears that the device is available to order from the Maplin website now, although Pocketlint reported on Friday that it won't be in stock until 20 April.

For those of you in the US, it can also be ordered from the 3Doodler website priced at $99.  

Maplin hasn't revealed how long it will hold an exclusive on the 3Doodler, so it's unclear whether it will be made available through other retailers. 

If you're not convinced that you need a 3D printing pen in your life, maybe the 3Doodler's features will sway you. The device is quite a bit larger than your average biro and comes with a heated nib that exudes plastic, allowing users to create 3D objects simply by doodling in the air. 

The device's creator Wobbleworks explains, "3Doodler works on almost any surface, including plastic, allowing users to personalise items such as iPhone cases, or anything else they feel like 3Doodling on. 3Doodler can even be used for minor repair work."

However, at the 3Doodler's £99 price, it isn't quite as capable as a 3D printer. µ


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