FIVE GOLD GIFTS: 3Doodler Create+ Pen

3Doodler Create+ is an amazing product that turns doodles into real things.

3doodler3Doodler Create+is an excellent 3D printing pen that will appeal to artists, hobbyists and DIY fanatics of all ages.

For those of us with more years under our belt than we care to admit, the idea of a pen and plasticine being able to produce tangible products is as futuristic as it gets and I suggest it won’t be just young people who will be using this magical little device.

I have no real idea of who its competitors may be and how it stands up against them, but this all about instant gratification and 3D printing that turns doodles with a pen into a multi-colored substance of pure fun.

Plug it in, heat it up, load the plastic and with a push of button, users can draw on paper and in 3D with plastic that will harden in seconds. It’s like a Christmas miracle that lasts all year round.

For those who care about such things, it comes in three colors, Marine Blue, Camouflage Green and Artic White, but it doesn’t make much difference. It feels like a fat pencil and is initially unwieldy, but the user quickly gets used to it. What was initially wobbly becomes firm, rather like the plastic that come with it.

There are fast and slow functions and the plastic comes out according to those settings. Beginners should start with the slow function and then move on to the faster button. By double-clicking the buttons makes the plastic come out and after some time, the modus operandi is a doddle for even the youngest doodler.

On a personal level, I don’t think I will ever an expert or feel as if I am one of the founding members of a.new Arts & Crafts movement, but this is a very fun product and one I’m sure to use again.

Monty (664 Posts)

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.


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About Monty

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.