US company WobbleWorks, maker of the world’s first 3D printing pen, has launched a smaller, lightweight version at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The 3Doodler 2.0 works by extruding melted plastic filament in a similar way to a glue gun. The rapidly cooling plastic, aided by a built-in fan, solidifies in the air to form a stable structure that allows users to create 3D objects by drawing freehand.
In contrast to the flood of slick digital imagery and technology-driven aesthetics, we are seeing a resurgence of products created by hand. Artists and designers are returning to conventional techniques and blurring the lines between craft and design. For more inspiration, see our Colour Spectrum rationales Digital Mimic and Creator, as well as our report Colour Me In: Handcrafted Visuals.