Wow. That’s all I could say when I discovered the revolutionary development of 3D printing that is nothing short of magic. Now it’s practically everywhere! Probably the most astounding and awe-inspiring use is to print live flesh and organs for transplant and surgery! Wow again!
Even though 3D printing is becoming quite widespread in such a short time since its inception, you might not know how it works. For an introduction to 3D printing, check out the video from TED below. (TED conferences are terrific, insightful, and smart talks between terrific, insightful, and smart people and recorded on video so the rest of us can learn and often laugh. Definitely go check it out.)
Pretty amazing, right? I mean, movable parts? What?
Well, prepare to have your hat blown right off your head. I mean, it’s one thing to have a huge, industrial-grade machine that only big companies (or folks with big pockets) can access. Even when it comes down to a desktop printer-type of machine, it’s going to be a while before every Joe Blow is going to have one.
But what about letting out your inner artist with a bang? Or a 3D pen?
You read that right. A 3D pen. A pen that acts like a glue gun but with material that dries far faster than glue gun glue. Different colors to really get creative. No size limits like what comes with a machine, even an industrial-grade machine. A tool that lets you draw in mid-air.
heck out the video below, sourced from Yahoo! News. (The original video and more information about the 3D pen, called the 3Doodler, can be found on Kickstarter, a terrific site that gives start-up companies and wacky inventors with big ideas a place to go to “kick start” their businesses. To find out more about Kickstarter, click here.)
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