3D pens to make your “Shaka Laka Boom Boom” dreams come true
We all remember the popular childhood show ‘Shaka Laka Boom Boom’ wherein a kid possesses a magical pencil that brought life to the things drawn with it! Every child from the 90s can fondly relate to that secret ambition of owning that pencil and of bringing our imagination to reality. Technological advancement has made this possible in form of the 3D pen. It basically uses plastic instead of ink, you insert the plastic filament at one, and once it’s inside the pen, it gets heated and the heat is strong enough to melt the plastic, and turn it into a liquid. Once that’s done, you can start using the pen to write on pretty much everything you want; the good thing about a 3D pen is that it works on almost all the surfaces. The possibilities of creating anything is limitless with its use. Anything you can imagine can be transformed from 2D to 3D or actual form.
Although 3D printers are gaining momentum, 3D printing pen is a more handy solution to the cumbersome and time consuming process, however it is applicable to only small items. Many firms have offered variants of 3D pens as per needs and costs like 3Doodler, LIX, 7TECH, Scribbler and Lay3r (for kids). Light weight,portable and versatile, these 3D pens have great quality and user friendliness. Some models even include a fan for cooling the filaments and some possess unclogging agents to prevent plastic clog formation.
It is one of the best inventions of recent times and the best part is that all are readily available for a decent price of 8-10k. Some 3d pens enable drawing in the air, just heat the filament by plugging in and enjoy creating things not on paper, but in mid-air by plastic. Some brands are focused on creating hassle-free and secure pens for kids, so that their creative prowess is unleashed without any safety issues. They can make toys or articles for personal use and can enjoy the process of creation.
Before purchasing any 3D pen, a check is must keeping in mind the quality, speed adjustment and a design that suits your requirement. Everyone has an innate ability to create and this device sparks imagination. The melted plastic is very soft and can be fused onto a surface or worked into any shape that you want. Once the melted plastic leaves the tip, it begins to quickly cool down. After a few seconds, the plastic hardens and holds whatever shape you have worked it into. Some of its best uses are 3D art and helping the visually impaired create their own braille scripts. Owning such a device will totally change your perception of things. For now, you can draw anything to life. It is only a matter of imagination and technique. And this is what makes it one of the most desired gadgets in recent years.