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The 3D Pen

An Engadget review is lukewarm:

Drawing on a flat surface is simple enough, however, and tracing seems a pretty good place to get started with the new tool. Lay a thin piece of paper over a well-defined image and go to town….

The trouble starts when you attempt to draw in the air. You’re essentially creating the support structure as you draw, designing something to support the plastic as it hardens and dries.

They’ll have to find a way to get the plastic to dry faster, and I’m sure someone will market “supports” that you can draw between, but the author seems to think serious 3D drawing is easier done on the computer than freehand.

Posted in SciTech.