When the 3Doodler was started as a kickstarter campaign back in February 2013, I was one of the bakers since I was really excited about that project. Although I am not good at painting or any other art thing, I still wanted to support the idea of drawing motives with plastic.
The 3Doodler takes a pencil of plastic, heats it up and then extracts the melting plastic out of a tip. After being released to the “cold air”, the plastic hardenes again.
While the videos of the inventor of the 3D drawing device look like creating something cool and beautiful should be easy, I found out that it is very hard to draw exactely what you have in mind.
As you can see on the picture above, my first attempts of drawing something are not very impressive. In fact I was trying to create alphabetical letters; however, the plastic started twisting as soon as it came out of the tip. That made it really hard to draw exact lines. But I think it is fair to say that the surface I was drawing on was really slippery. Maybe I should try to draw on a more rough surface next time.
It still was fun to try out the new 3Doodler and I hope that I will be good enough soon to draw something beautiful!