There’s a number of so-called “3D Printing Pens” on the market now, or coming soon, though in reality I think they should be called “3D Drawing Pens”. I mean, you don’t have a “2D Printing Pen” do you? Pens are for drawing, they are not printers that print.
I know a lot of people are excited about these things, thinking it’s the cheapest way to get into 3D Printing (if they work) because you’ve probably seed some amazing photos of things people are creating with these things…
Well, here’s my thought on these pens:
If you’re terrible at drawing in two dimensions, you’re probably going to be terrible at drawing in three dimensions.
Yeah, if you’re a skilled artist who knows how to work a pen, you might make some awesome things. That’s how art works, but don’t expect to pick one of these up and create a masterpiece the first time.
That said, I do think these “3D Drawing Pens” are interesting, and I look forward to see where they go, and I await an open hardware version.