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Thank you so much for posting this, I always drool over 3d printers but have better luck using my hands than 3d software so I couldn't justify one. This is just right for me, and I would not have spotted it in time to get it as a Christmas present to myself if I hadn't seen this thread. :D

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I actually stumbled across the video for it on Youtube earlier.... well, it could have technically been "today" or it could have been yesterday. I was watching some video on quadcopters and the 3Doodler was one of the recommended videos.

 

I started out being interested, then got disappointed because it wasn't what I thought it was. Then got excited again as I watched them build something in 3D just freehand. But the globbiness of the lines would drive me nuts. And the inability to get perfect control over it would frustrate me too. So my ultimate decision was, "I'm not allowed to buy anything anyway, so even if it was something I'd get a lot of use out of, the answer is No. But bonus No for the fact that I'd get frustrated and then abandon it, box it up, and forget I have it for half a year or more until, probably, I find it again and try to play with it and find out because I was lazy and was "totally going to play with it tomorrow" that things got gunked up and has to be sent in for repairs and who has time for that crap?"

 

It's really neat, though. I'd love to play with one.

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I just backed as well.

 

Doing things like drawing cages, barred doors, bridges, and so on is just too cool to pass up and all of these are just simple. The best part is they have biodegradable plastics you can use--so no problem just destroying stuff if needs be, and how cheap said plastics are. The pen uses hardly any to make a lot of stuff.

 

As for the lack of artistic abilities if you watch their video they show that a lot of people just trace it over paper so it would be pretty easy for someone like me to google "cage" on a tablet then just draw over what I find on an image search (if the pend doesn't damage paper it's not going to damage glass). It would be pretty easy for people to place templates up for various things in scale too as well.

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