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3D筆影片:「形體可以有很多選擇。」

用筆描繪文字,但下一秒馬上變成立體圖樣,結合3D概念,這一款由美國開發團隊研究出的3D筆,有點像熱熔膠槍的原理,但它卻可以直接在空氣中,畫出想要的形狀跟物體,利用可生物分解以及快速冷卻變硬的熱熔膠線條,不管是艾菲爾鐵塔、動物恐龍、箱子,都能憑空畫出,栩栩如生的擺在眼前。

發明者:「3D筆是我們今年的重點產品,經過幾個原型產品研發後,今年我們想要進階到新的階段。」

雖然尚未對外公開,不過在全球最大的資金募集網站上,原本目標是募到3萬美元,不過現在已經破了160萬美元,不需要任何軟體及學習課程,就能畫出立體圖形,製作團隊透露,可望在年底就能上市。

另外一個號稱冷氣鞋的鞋子,也一樣讓人驚艷,日本為了抵抗炎炎夏日高溫,研發出可以將溫度跟溼氣,排出鞋外的鞋子,讓上班族穿起皮鞋不再像以往悶熱,等於達到冷氣的效果,外型就跟一般鞋子差不多,儘管這雙鞋要價超過2000元台幣,卻已經引起話題。

 

現在除了有3D電影,3D電視,3D影印,美國研發團隊還設計出一種可以畫出立體圖像的3D筆,利用快速冷卻的熱熔膠,寫字畫畫都有立體感,就還沒有上市,就已經引發熱烈討論。

現在的科技,不只有3D電影,3D電視,3D影印,甚至美國的研發團隊,還設計出一種利用快速冷卻的熱熔膠線條,就可以畫出立體圖像的3D筆,還沒有上市,就已經引發市場討論。拿著這支筆,在文字圖案上畫啊畫,下一秒拿起來,就變成了立體的文字,想要畫個恐龍,只要照個想像的樣子,拉出線條,沒幾秒,一隻恐龍,就躍然紙上,栩栩如生,想要來個艾菲爾鐵塔,沒問題,照著平面分解圖,描繪下來,一片一片,組起來,還可以變化不同顏色,巴黎地標立刻呈現,可以憑空造物,很神奇吧。

這一款由美國開發團隊研究出的3D筆,利用像是熱熔膠槍的原理,直接在空氣中,畫出想要的形狀跟物體,冷卻後,就成為立體的物品了,這樣劃時代的產品,立刻引起各界討論,甚至全球最大的資金募集網站上,原本目標,只打算募到3萬美元,不過現在已經破了160萬美元,有了強大的資金支持,製作團隊透露,3D筆,可望在今年底就能上市。

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3D筆好神 空中畫餅成真3D筆好神 空中畫餅成真

〔編譯張沛元/綜合報導〕「空中畫餅」即將不是夢!能在空氣中造物的3D筆概念,短短數日內就在群眾集資網站上募得超過一百三十萬美元(約台幣三千八百五十二萬元),美國的開發團隊WobbleWorks表示,希望能讓3D筆在今年十一月底以前上市。

紐約每日新聞報報導,美國波士頓的WobbleWorks已研發出全球第一支能在空氣中畫出物體的3D筆;WobbleWorks創辦人之一鮑格說,利用3D筆造物不需要軟體也不需要學習,只要會拿筆畫圖就行。

名叫3Doodler、有點像熱熔膠槍的3D筆,可以在空氣中畫出可生物分解、能迅速冷卻變硬的熱塑膠線條。3D筆可以用畫的做出各種形狀與物體,像是箱子或甚至艾菲爾鐵塔。根據美國有線電視新聞網(CNN)的報導,3D筆塑膠線條筆芯長一呎(約三十公分),有各種顏色,經連結組裝甚至可打造出十一呎長物質。

3D筆雖然尚未對外公開,但已獲得相當正面的回響。WobbleWorks十九日一早在全球最大創意計畫資金募集網站Kickstarter徵求捐款,目標是募到三萬美元,豈料捐款金額在二十一日傍晚以前就突破一百三十萬美元。3D筆發言人寇文告訴CNN,他們知道3D筆是好東西,但沒料到外界反應如此迅速,讓他們嚇了一跳,太驚人了。

WobbleWorks希望把一支3D筆與兩包塑膠線條的組合售價定在七十五美元,遠低於目前最受歡迎、售價約兩千兩百美元的家用3D印表機Makerbot Replicator2。

 

What is it?

Have you ever just wished you could lift your pen off the paper and see your drawing become a real three dimensional object? Well now you can!

3Doodler is the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers), 3Doodler draws in the air or on surfaces. It’s compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers. You just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes.

The latest model 3DoodlerThe latest model 3Doodler

Oh, and it’s also the most affordable way to 3D print… by a looong way! With 3Doodler we’re making fun 3D creation accessible to everyone.

How does it work?

If you can scribble, trace or wave a finger in the air you can use a 3Doodler.

3Doodler in action3Doodler in action

As 3Doodler draws, it extrudes heated plastic, which quickly cools and solidifies into a strong stable structure. This allows you to build an infinite variety of shapes and items with ease! Most people will instantly be able to trace objects on paper, and after only a few hours of practice you will be able to make far more intricate objects.

3Doodler is a brand new way of creating objects and artistic works. Whether you are an artist, hobbyist or 3D printing fanatic, we can’t wait to see what you 3Doodle!

Six little men and the other one said... 3Doodler! 3Doodler!Six little men and the other one said... 3Doodler! 3Doodler!

What can I make with 3Doodler? 

There are many ways 3Doodler can be used. 3Doodles can be created as flat forms and peeled off a piece of paper, as freestyle 3D objects, or in separate parts, ready to be joined together using the 3Doodler. The creative opportunities are endless, including:

  • Basic 3D shapes and 3D models
  • Jewellery, pendants and hanging ornaments
  • Decorative art and fridge magnets
  • Personalization of everyday objects (iPhone cases, laptops, pens, etc.)
  • A mini Eiffel Tower or a soccer pitch for your Lego men
  • And much much more…

3Doodler works on almost any surface, including plastic, allowing users to personalize items such as iPhone cases, or anything else they feel like 3Doodling on. 3Doodler can even be used for minor repair work.

3Doodler "stencils"

We’re particularly excited about 3Doodler "stencils" - sophisticated print-out stencil kits to help you create awesome objects (like our Eiffel Tower). We'll be making these available online for everyone. Simply print it out, 3Doodle each part according to the stencil and then join them with your 3Doodler. As time goes by we, and the 3Doodler community, will be able to create hundreds (maybe thousands) of stencil kits that can easily be emailed and shared with friends. We’ll be hosting these on our website, the3Doodler.com, for anyone to download and use for free.

2 ft Eiffel Tower Stencil2 ft Eiffel Tower Stencil

We’re looking forward to seeing what people create and supporting 3Doodler communities everywhere.

The Sellers of Etsy Special

We're collaborating with some fantastic sellers on Etsy, all wire artists, to showcase how 3Doodler can be used to create beautiful objects and pieces of art. We're thrilled to be working with Bud BullivantRuth Jensen (Sparkflight), Nakisha and Ele McKay to bring our vision to life. 

Wire Art by Ruth Jensen (Sparkflight) - sparkflight.etsy.comWire Art by Ruth Jensen (Sparkflight) - sparkflight.etsy.com
Wire Art by Bud Bullivant (wiredbybud.etsy.com)Wire Art by Bud Bullivant (wiredbybud.etsy.com)

Bud and Ruth will be creating a limited edition run of the first professional 3Doodles (see the Seller on Etsy Special Reward above). The ideas are already flowing, and we'll be working together to bring you a truly unique 3Doodle creation from these top artists. The expected size of the 3Doodle is approximately 4 x 2 inches. It will be beautifully boxed and shipped by August.

Nakisha will be producing an exclusive template for anyone ordering a 3Doodler. Created especially for you, the template will showcase 3Doodler's capabilities and allow you to make your very own artist-designed 3Doodles. And we'll be announcing a special collaboration with Ele shortly.

Wire Art by Ele McKay (elemckay.etsy.com)Wire Art by Ele McKay (elemckay.etsy.com)
Wire Art by Nakisha (wireanimals.etsy.com)Wire Art by Nakisha (wireanimals.etsy.com)

More to come on all of this in an Update! Bud, Ruth, Nakisha, Ele, we're truly grateful for your support!

3Doodler Components & Accessories:

The pen: The 3Doodler pen is 180mm by 24mm. The pen weighs less than 200 grams or 7 ounces (the weight of a typical apple), although the exact weight will depend on the final shell specifications once in production. And we are using a universal power supply, so provided you have the correct adapter for your country, 3Doodler will work just fine on 110v or 240v.

The evolution of 3DoodlerThe evolution of 3Doodler

3Doodler is not a toy for children (it's recommended for ages 12+). While the plastic extruded from 3Doodler is safe to touch once it has left the pen, the pen itself has a metal tip that can get as hot as 270C. There is no reason for any user to touch the tip while in use, but safety comes first, and we are creating a video series that will explain how to use the 3Doodler, covering off the different techniques and safety precautions necessary.

The Ink (i.e. ABS/PLA plastic): The 3Doodler uses 3mm ABS or PLA plastic as its "ink" - just like a 3D printer. Each 3Doodler backed on Kickstarter comes with at least one bag of plastic; each bag will contain ten 1ft strands of plastic; and each 1 ft strand produces approximately 11 ft of 3Doodling fun... yes, you read that right, a foot of plastic goes a very long way in the 3Doodler.

Some suitably attractive photos of ABS plasticSome suitably attractive photos of ABS plastic

ABS is one of the most common plastics around. It's used in most of the plastic stuff around you. PLA is what we call a "bioplastic". It's made from corn, is biodegradable and has a lower melting temperature than ABS. We are offering both choices as each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

We plan to offer plastic sold in strands (making it easy to switch colours and create different styles), but 3Doodler-compatible plastic is also available in 1kg spools from between $30 to $55 from a variety of sources... such as here,hereherehere, and here. This is no ink cartridge model!

Fun Fact: The average 1kg spool of 3mm ABS contains approximately 360-370 feet of plastic. That's approximately 3,960-4,070 feet of 3Doodling, or 3 Empire State Buildings with enough to spare for several more weeks of doodling.

The Future of 3Doodling: We have a ton of ideas for add-ons and accessories that will make 3Doodler even cooler, more useful, fun, and generally awesomer (is that a word?). We hope that the 3Doodler will be a big success so that we can share all our ideas and offer you even more 3Doodling fun... which brings us to our STRETCH GOALS...

Stretch Goals!

We have a handful of stretch goals. But like an ageing wine we're wary of uncorking these too soon. Plus we know you all like surprises, so we'll be unveiling Stretch Goal No. 1 very shortly, with more to come after that...

Pete & Max, Inventors of 3DoodlerPete & Max, Inventors of 3Doodler

We have a lot we want to tell you about 3Doodler, so we’ve created an extensive FAQ to answer all of your questions. And we’re on standby to respond to any other queries you may have!

*The 3Doodler was created at the Artisans Asylum in Boston. The whole team would like to thank the Artisans Asylum for their help and support. Without hacker-spaces like this, projects such as 3Doodler could not happen. Read more about then Artisans Asylum at http://artisansasylum.com.

*Video music: Instrumental Folk-Pop - I Can't - by Kaila Picard & Mark Zubec

RISKS AND CHALLENGESLearn about accountability on Kickstarter

 

We've been working on 3Doodler for almost a year and had initially intended to launch in December 2012. We held back so that we could ensure the prototype worked perfectly (check out the video, it does!) and so that we could speak to more factories (and make related visits to Hong Kong and China). Comfortable that we can deliver this, we’re now launching 3Doodler!

Below are a couple of the main challenges we will tackle:

Choice of Factory: As with any physical item there are a number of challenges to getting it right. We have been part of numerous projects that have made it through development, into the factory production phase, and then into consumer hands. While our experiences have helped prepare us to avoid major pitfalls, we have been very selective in our choice of factory, choosing a partner that we know we can work with and that is perfect for our needs. They are large enough to scale 3Doodler, but without being so big that we'll be lost amidst the shop floor, and they have a great development team. We also intend to spend a large amount of time in person at the factory. 

Quality Control: Good QC is a major focus of ours. The quantity of orders on Kickstarter will help determine how we handle this. If we receive orders for under 1000 units, we will hand test each and every 3Doodler ourselves at 3Doodler HQ in Boston. If we received over 1000 orders we will carry out all QC in situ at the factory, with the assistance of dedicated QC personnel, and with relayed video footage of each 3Doodler going through testing.

This is about getting the best possible 3Doodler into your hands ASAP. So please go back to the top of the page and pledge now.

Thanks!

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