Kids are naughty, they don’t have any idea when they may harm themselves. It’s us who are going to suffer with them. But what if something is there which is loved by you and your kid want it badly. We know that using the 3D pen is fun and we want the kids to play with them and let them bring out their imagination. But 3D Pens have not reached to safety status yet, and most of the known 3D Printing Pens get too hot while working. Isn’t it? But you don’t need to worry at all. That’s why 3Doodler Start Pens are introduced keeping child safety in mind.
3Doodler Start pen is specifically designed for kids. They have been around for quite a long time now. There has been a misconception that these 3D Pens are made for adults only due to its less comfort and overheating. But with the introduction of 3Doodler Start Pens, kids can now enjoy the ultimate experience of drawing the gorgeous designs. So, let’s get started and see what the best 3Doodler Start Pen for your kid is:-
Features Of 3Doodler Start Pen
#1 New Eco-Plastic
One of the most outstanding features of 3Doodler Start pen is the plastic used to make it. Believe it or not, but should forget about your child safety issue if you gift him this 3Doodler Printing Pen. The plastic used to make this pen is digestive, eco-friendly nature, biodegradable, etc.
To elaborate, in other 3D Printing Pens, heated thermoplastic is squeezed out while it is still hot, which makes it hard to work with until it cools down. Unlike other 3D printers, the plastic used in 3Doodler melts at considerably low temperature, that’s why the outer surface of the pen doesn’t get too hot. Plastic filament does remain malleable for 20 seconds after coming out of the pen.
Moreover, Kids are known to have a bad habit of putting everything into their mouth what they can get their hands on. But again, you don’t need to worry. Thankfully, the plastic used for plastic filament is safe for the digestive system. If the kid consumes it accidentally, it will not cause any harm to the kid.
Also, the plastic filament comes in a variety of bright and vibrant colors, which makes it attractive for kids. You know kids love playing with different colors, hence kids will love working with 3Doodler Start.
The plastic filament used here is eco-friendly. So, if your child wastes a lot of plastic filament, don’t worry, you can easily bury in your backyard.
#2 Can be Operated Wirelessly
Ever heard a 3Doodler can be wireless and can be operated on battery? You might ask how a machine can work on battery if it has to print 3d objects. But yes, 3Doodler Start Printing Pen doesn’t come with this facility which assures user to work for an entire hour for air drawing.
The lack of wires ensures that the power supply is not present there which means children can work with the 3D pen without taking care of electricity supply. The 3Doodler have any connected power source, so it doesn’t pose a danger to kids.
3Doodler Start can work up to 50 minutes wirelessly and allows kids to charge the device easily. The battery is much durable and can be charged with a USB cable. To conclude, working with a wireless 3Doodler does ensure your child safety.
#3 Simple to Use
The 3Doodler Start’s design has been modified especially for children so that they don’t face any difficulty using it. 3Doodler does contain only single button so that child doesn’t get confused with On/Off button. Press the button once when in switch off mode and it will start extruding the plastic outside and vice versa. Two clicks reverse the plastic and which can be used when you want to remove unused plastic.
LED indicators inform about the temperature state of 3Doolder Start. If the 3Doodler is getting too hot, an indicator will light up. The indicator also shows whether the 3D pen is extruding plastic in forward or reverse direction.
The device features the preset temperature and speed values which help in configuring settings each time. With the pre-loaded configuration, just insert the strand of plastic, power it up and wait for around 40 seconds to warm up the plastic filament, it is ready to use. You can now start working on your stuff.
As we have said that while using 3Doodler Pen, you don’t need to worry about your child’s safety at all. The 3doodler start features the parts which do not get hot. Yeah, we are talking about its nozzle. The nozzle of 3ddolder stays cool even when extruding plastic. It ensures that the user will not get hurt in any situation even after working on it seamlessly. What else you want for you child?
3Doodler Start Buying Guide 2017
What Is A 3D Printer?
A 3D printer is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of printing the usual 2D images we’ve come to expect from our printers, a 3D printer will actually make 3 dimensional, solid objects. A set of virtual blueprints are created from CAD (Computer Aided Design) files and uploaded to the printer. The 3D printer then using a processes of rapidly heating and cooling plastic in order to create these designs. This is exactly what the 3Doodler is doing as well. (Except it is controlled manually by your hand instead of by a computer.)
Here is a brief definition from Wikipedia:
Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. 3D printing is also considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes).
So in short, 3D printing lets your wildest design fantasies come true. While decent 3D printers are still priced a bit beyond the average consumer, it will not take long for these printers to make it to the masses. The 3Doodler is a great way to start!
What Kind Of Plastic Does The 3Doodler Use?
As I’m sure you know, the 3Doodler and 3D printers use different types of plastic in order to make these awesome designs. While there are a bunch of different plastics, today we’re going to talk about the two different types that the 3Doodler will support at launch.
These are Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and Polylactic acid or polylactide (PLA).
Each of these plastics has its own advantages and disadvantages. It really comes down to what you want to do with it.
Here is a brief summary of how these relate to the 3Doodler from the 3Doodler website itself.
We love using ABS for 3Doodling from stencils (like our Eiffel Tower), making bendable items (like jewellery), for spirals, and for drawing directly upwards off the page
We love using PLA for 3Doodling on windows, metal and an array of other surfaces (because it sticks a lot better), and for those lovely translucent 3Doodles
Our overall verdict is as follows:
We genuinely like using both plastics, but for different purposes. We’ve made great things with each, but at the end of the day it depends on the use, look and feel you are going for
From what we have seen so far most people starting out with the 3Doodler like to 3Doodle upwards, make things that are strong yet bendable, and create easy to peel stencils, so if you are new to plastics and want maximum versatility at the outset, we suggest you start with ABS and experiment with PLA later on (but please do give it a try, as they are both great materials in their own unique ways)
Please feel free to send us any comments or questions. This is the first draft of the infographic and we plan to update it with any know-how that comes our way from the 3Doodler community.
Another great benefit of PLA is that it is usually made out of corn/corn starch. This offers a great alternative to the environmentally conscious 3Doodler. 🙂