3Doodler, The World’s First 3D Pen, Is Headed To A School Near You
3Doodler is the world’s first, and best, 3D printing pen. It was first introduced to the world via an over-subscribed Kickstarter campaign in 2013. It was then that the founders, Maxwell Bogue, Peter Dilworth and Daniel Cowen realized they were onto something far more than a niche item for creatives. The 3Doodler pen puts 3D printing literally in the palm of your hand. Because it’s a pen, versus a traditional 3D printer, users, artists, creatives, students and teachers can make far more intricate designs. On the flipside they can make far more artistic and abstract designs as well. And everything in between.
The company went from the original 3Doodler pen to now offering three different models: 3Doodler Start, 3Doodler Create and 3Doodler Pro all have their unique use cases, but all are just about equally as easy to use.
3D printing is one of the most popular things in STEM education. Classrooms and makerspaces at schools across the country typically have at least one 3D printer in the room. While this is great for the students, 3Doodler offers more students the opportunity to create more things at the same time, and pretty affordably as well.
Two years ago, 3Doodler started their foray into the world of education via 3Doodler EDU. The company found that teachers were using 3Doodler for STEM, tactile learning, prototyping and invention, computational thinking, and arts and design. 3Doodler focuses on two of their pens for educational use, the 3Doodler Start and 3Doodler create. As they explain in the video above, the 3Doodler Start is ideal for younger students it uses a non-toxic, biodegradable plastic as opposed to traditional PLA filament. That makes it ideal for younger students who may get it on their fingers or clothes, or maybe try and eat it (don’t laugh I ate Playdoh too). The 3Doodler Create is the pen that works best for older students and gives them access to more filaments for different project designs and ideas.
3Doodler supports teachers and educators with a wide range of lesson plans, project ideas and tips to get the class fully engaged in the 3Doodler experience. Lessons bring true cross-curriculum learning to the mix by offering project ideas in: art, ELA, STEM, Math and even social studies.
Check out our video from SXSWedu above and for more information visit edu.the3doodler.com.