In this lesson, you’ll have fun learning how to create 3D objects using a 3D printing pen!
3D printers are quite an amazing tool in the designing/prototyping process.
As amazing as they are, some can be complicated in maintaining the printer in working condition. This is where 3D pens come in.
A 3D pen is like a handheld 3D printer. It works by heating a plastic filament to its boiling point so you can create shapes. This is similar to how a hot glue gun works. Unlike the 3D printer, you have more creative influence over the device. In this tutorial, different projects involving a 3D pen have been created for you to use. Each of these projects will include a template for you to follow. Don’t be afraid to add your own spin to it!
These are the materials that will help you get started on the following projects:
• 3D PEN
• You can search Amazon for great deals. Some 3D pens are made into a starter kit that includes everything you need to get started! We have selected a few popular 3D pens where we’ll discuss what is included.
• PLASTIC FILAMENT
• 3D PRINTING PEN MAT
• You can search for a silicone design mat like this one. Laminated paper works as well.
• After your filament cools down, using some cutters or scissors will help in cutting off the plastic ends
.• 3D TEMPLATES
• Choose a template from below that catches your attention, download it and print it to get started!