A few weeks ago I told you about the new Scribbler 3D printing drawing pen and that I was going to get one for myself. The company has gone ahead and sent me one for review and I have a peek at what it is like to actually use this 3D pen!
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What is a Scribbler 3D Printing Drawing Pen?
Lightweight and easy to use, the 3D pen allows you to build 3D objects from the ground up with ease and precision. What to make a jet fighter? You can do that. Do you love unicorns? You can make that, too. The Scribbler 3D Pen comes with a unique speed control function that allows you to adjust plastic filament output so you can get the finer details in your art projects.
How Does It Work?
The Scribbler 3D Pen uses filaments that you can extrude out of the nozzle/tip once they’ve been heated. As it exits the pen, it instantly cools and solidifies as you begin drawing your creation. This allows it to create a strong, stable foundation so you can continue building along the way.
Is the Scribbler 3D Printing Drawing Pen Really Easy?
When I first received the Scribbler I was a bit intimidated as the instructions are quite lengthy. It is probably a good thing, though, that they tell you lots of details because it ensures you know exactly what to do before starting.
The only thing I noticed that was missing from the directions/packaging was the type of filament included. The instructions say you should use a different heat setting based on the type of filament, but don’t tell you which filament you actually got in your kit. After some digging, I did find that it is PLA Filament that is included in the kit.
So after reading, I got it out of the box and started playing — live on Facebook! Here is a peak at my first time using the Scribbler 3D Printing Drawing Pen.
Thoughts on the Scribbler 3D Pen
After playing with it a bit more after doing the video, it did get easier. I think it just takes a bit of practice to get down the right speed and how to manipulate the filament that comes out. It cools off almost instantly so you really have to be ready with a design in mind and know where you want your next move to be.
I’m not sure if I will continue to use this, time will tell, but I think my kids will have a lot of fun with it. My son likes to create things, so he will probably enjoy being able to come up with fun designs.
Here you can see what I was working on in the video (the bottom right side is where I had started, and you can see that the top and left are much smoother lines and attached better as I started to get the hang of using this).
Here is what it is like with the Fairy Lights inside, although I need a few more walls and a bottom to be complete, but this gives you an idea of the overall effect.
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I was provided a Scribbler Pen for review, all opinions are my own.