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3Doodler Awards Spotlight: Rachel Goldsmith

2015 3Doodler Award Winning Artist Rachel Goldsmith discusses her prize winning pieces, evolving technique and latest work with the 3Doodler.

By |April 14th, 2016|Artists|

3Doodler Awards Spotlight: Diary of a Plastigrapher

2015 3Doodler Mixed Media Award Winner Paul Mahoney discuses his art, technique and experience with the 3Doodler so far. Introducing his idea of 'Plastigraphy' as a developing art form focused around the 3Doodler.

By |April 6th, 2016|Artists|

3Doodler EDU Events: SXSWedu 2016

Earlier this month, we brought the 3Doodler EDU Bundle and the new 3Doodler Start to Austin, Texas for four days of live Doodling and education brainstorms at SXSWedu. [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|Blog, Education|

PowerDoodler Activity: V-Twin Engine

A 3Doodled V-twin Engine that moves? No way you say? Buckle Up! This is one PowerDoodler tutorial you won't want to miss.

By |March 17th, 2016|Stencil|

3Doodler Awards Spotlight: Esra Oguz

Congratulations to 2015 3Doodler Interior Design Winner Esra Oguz! We sit down to discuss her prize winning Flower Basket, tireless attention to detail, creative process and upcoming works.

By |March 3rd, 2016|Artists|

World's First Solid Gold 3Doodles

David Cunningham of New York-based DGC Jewellers is among the first people to have casted using creations made with the 3Doodler, turning them into pieces of fine jewelry. It all started when a friend sent in a 3Doodled heart - the friend was interested in having it cast in gold and asked a momentous question, [...]

By |February 18th, 2016|Artists|

Awards Spotlight: Doodle of the Year - Connie!

Welcome to the second week of our series featuring the Winners and Runner Ups of the 2015 3Doodler Awards. We're very lucky to have with us Connie, the Doodle of the Year Award winner herself! As one of our best Doodler artists, Connie's vision knows no limit as she creates fine jewellery and breathtaking still figures with the 3Doodler. You may recall her from the Tiffany Candle Holder PowerDoodler Activity from last November.

By |February 4th, 2016|Artists|

PowerDoodler Activity: Ocarina Pendant

This week we begin our series featuring the Winners and Runner Ups of the 2015 3Doodler Awards. To kick it off, Carrie Michael (@BatyaAidan) will be demonstrating how to make Ocarina Pendants step by step. The Ocarina is an instrument that still remains beautiful today but connects us to the very roots of art and music. With this project Carrie will share how she Doodles the whistle, tunes it to create a musical instrument and customizes it to be uniquely beautiful.

By |January 28th, 2016|Artists|

Rolled paper as ring template

A quick and easy method for creating rings or bracelets to size (or any other circular shape) is to roll a piece of paper to the size you want and tape it in place. Then by securing a sturdy anchor point to part of the rolled paper you can slowly wrap your hand and the [...]

By |January 21st, 2016|Hot Tips|

Doodling a sphere 2

Make at least two flat circles of the same size, peel them up and hold them on top of each other. Rotate one of them 90 degrees, so that it is centered inside the other circle. Add some plastic to the cross sections to connect them and you have the start of a fully 3Doodled sphere.  Add more [...]

By |January 21st, 2016|Hot Tips|

3Doodler Awards 2015 - Congratulations!

Our very first 3Doodler Awards have come to an end this past January and we were truly blown away by the response we received. Together the community created over 200 unique entries for event spanning 8 different categories. Displaying masterful attention to details, design and sheer delight! Your combined efforts challenged what we thought creatively [...]

By |January 21st, 2016|Events|

Tool kit: Wire brush

A small wire brush is a great tool to quickly clean off any bits of plastic that have stuck to the tip of the 3Doodler.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Letting plastic build up in one place

Holding the pen in place while extruding on a surface will create a small ball that will then begin to filed with the new plastic creating a rather smooth outer surface.  If you do it just right you can achieve a very smooth spherical shape.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Slow and steady

When filling in stencils, slow and steady strokes will help to keep from leaving lots of gaps and will make sturdier pieces.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Speed cooling with a fan

A small fan blowing gently on your workspace is a great tool because it will harden even PLA in just a couple of seconds!

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Making smooth curves

If you want to create some smooth curves, extrude enough so that you can hold it without burning yourself and holding the plastic in one hand extrude plastic, letting it droop into the shape you want. After hold it for a moment it will harden into a nice smooth curve.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Using the tip of the 3Doodler for editing

If you’ve made a mistake, you don’t have to start over. Just melt it off! The tip of the pen is very useful for editing.  You can smooth pieces over or remove them completely.  This method also works like a charm to clean up the wispy little strings that can happen when you pull the pen [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Pushing and pulling

Pushing or pulling the 3Doodler across your work surface makes a big difference. Like painting, you get different results in the texture. When pulling, the plastic flows out behind the pen leaving a smooth stroke, when you push, the tip of the pen carves into the stroke as it passes over the newly extruded plastic [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Adjusting the way you press the 3Doodler to a surface

The nuance that can be achieved though changing the way you press the pen to your work surface can result in countless different looks and textures.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Anchor points

Especially if you’re working on something that you want to stay in place, make sure that you create strong anchor points to your work surface. It can be frustrating if comes loose, but can be reattached with a bit more plastic.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Smoothing tool

The smoothing tool that comes with the Nozzle Set can also be used the other way around like a little spoon to pick pieces off.  Particularly useful if you’ve gotten some different colored plastic on a piece that shouldn’t have it.  Just scoop it off with the underside of the smoothing tool!

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Tool kit: Basics

Some great items to have in your 3Doodler tool kit are: wire snips, paper, masking tape, magic marker, aluminum foil.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Advanced tool kit: Glass

A thick piece of smooth flat glass or mirror. Doodling on a glass surface is amazing! When you lift your pieces off, they are as smooth and shiny as the glass on the underside!

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Advanced tool kit: Heat Gun

A heat gun can be used to get rid of those little strings you get when you pull the pen away from your work. One pass and they shrivel right up to nothing! It can also be used to gently remelt pieces of PLA to be reshaped long after they were first doodled.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Advanced tool kit: Wood burning tool

A wood burning tool with an adjustable dial can be tuned to just the right temperature to melt and smooth your doodles without burning them, also they typically come with a variety of tips that can be swapped out, making for a versatile companion to your 3Doodler.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Advanced tool kit: Soldering clips

Soldering clips are an amazing accessory for the 3Doodler. Often times you wish you had an extra hand when doodling, especially when dealing with multiple pieces.  With soldering clips you can hold pieces in place while one hand holds your 3Doodler and the other hand holds another piece. Super convenient!

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Tool kit: Blu-tak

Blu-tak or sticky tack is known by many names. Removable adhesive putty is one of my personal favorites. It can be used in many ways to enhance your doodling experience. From holding pieces in place/together temporarily to being a great way to hold finished pieces in place to be displayed. One of my favorite uses [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

3Doodler + LEGO

LEGO bricks are made out of ABS just like our Doodle Strands. Using ABS, you can make custom bricks by adding to actual ones or they creating your own! Or by putting some foil over a minifigure’s head, you can create some custom removable head gear, whether its a pirate hat, space helmet, princess crown, [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Using paper as a frame

Cardboard or paper are just a couple of surfaces that you can fold and shape and then doodle on top of to create dynamic pieces with a 3d template to work on. Then you can either leave the cardboard or paper there to keep the piece extra sturdy or remove it so that all you’re [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Papercraft + 3Doodler!

With a little modification, any paper craft template can be used as a 3Doodler template, resulting in a sturdy plastic finished product as opposed to a delicate paper one!

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Painting your doodles

Acrylic paint is an amazing addition to any 3Doodler project. If you don’t have the right color plastic you need, just use any color and then paint over it!

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Acrylic paint for smoothing

In addition to using acrylic paint to change the colors of your doodles, it can be used by layering it up to smooth out some of the ridges of your doodles to create a more solid and singular surface.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Assembling flat pieces for height

Drawing in the air is awesome but sometimes not as crisp and clean as you’d like. By creating multiple pieces flat and then picking them up and joining them together, you can achieve much more complex and clean looking doodles.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Doodle-writing

Everyone has their own “doodle-writing” and it takes time to find yours. Practicing and trying different techniques will help you find what methods work best for your style and preference.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Make your own stencils!

Try creating your own stencils, either on the computer or just using a pen and paper. Having a clear plan or blueprint laid out can really help you bring your imagination to life just the way you intended.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Coloring book as a stencil

Even just the pages of a coloring book can be used like a stencil!

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Stencils for practice

Stencils are a really great way of getting used to the speed that the plastic extrudes.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Adjusting the speed of your hand

Moving your hand at different speeds while extruding on a surface will result in varied lines. Moving faster will stretch the plastic as it comes out and forms a thinner line, but don’t move too fast or you’ll pull it apart and break your line.  Moving your hand more slowly will result in a thicker [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Rough sketch, then add details

Think about doodling like drawing. You sketch out the basic shapes and then once you have the entire form you add details to it. When 3Doodling, you can make your initial sketch as rough as you like, and once you have the entire form, you can slowly doodle over it and add whatever details you [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Locking pieces together

If you want to doodle ABS and PLA together but they’re not sticking, leave little holes in one piece and when you doodle with the other plastic let it fill in the holes, that way even though the pieces haven’t bonded by melting together, they won’t be coming apart because the plastic that went through [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Internal structures for strength

One of the great things about the 3Doodler when compared with regular 3D printing is that because you can hold the object in your hand and work on it from any direction, you don’t need supports or internal structures, but that doesn’t mean adding such things isn’t useful. By creating just a little bit of [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Doodle surfaces

The surface you doodle on will affect the look of the plastic when you pull it up from the surface. Experiment with different materials and see what kind of effects you can get.  Don't forget about the Doodle Pad!

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

PLA on the HI setting

Although ABS and FLEXY won’t extrude on the low setting, you can use PLA on the high setting. This is useful if you want to cover a larger surface area faster or if you want your lines to really melt to each other to create a solid piece. Don't expect to be drawing in the [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Reshaping and securing doodles

By doodling a small flat piece of plastic you can bend it and then add more plastic while holding it in that bent position to get it to keep the shape you bent it into.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Reshaping doodles

If you have a piece that you’ve doodled and you’d like to bend or reshape it a bit, let some hot plastic build up right in the spot you want to change, this will soften up the surrounding plastic and allow you to bend it.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

ABS or PLA covered in FLEXY

Use different types of Doodle Strands together to achieve dynamic results. An action figure needs a sturdy arm so you’ll want to use ABS or PLA, but if you want it to hold some accessory make the hand with FLEXY that way you can open the hand up enough to have it hold the item. [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Doodling a sphere

To doodle a ball using a spherical object as a template, cover it foil if necessary and only doodle over half of it, then remove that piece and doodle on half of it again, then take that piece off and join your two halves together.  This way you won’t trap your sphere inside. Once you [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Adding different types of plastic together

When adding ABS to PLA be careful because the hotter temperature of the ABS will reheat and melt the PLA pieces you already had. When adding PLA to ABS on the other hand, the cooler temperature of the PLA and the low setting won’t affect the ABS piece you started with.

By |January 19th, 2016|Hot Tips|

Fashion Focus: Patrick Tai Designs

Patrick Tai is a recent Fashion Design Graduate from the Art Institute of Charlotte. One of his most recent pieces is a dress made with the 3Doodler, which is not only his first Doodle but also nearly a hundred hour project, very ambitious! We’ve spoken to him this week to find out what goes into a piece from Patrick Tai designs and what we might expect on the horizon.

By |January 15th, 2016|Artists|

Making separate pieces that fit together

Use aluminum foil to cover pieces you've already made and then doodle on top of it to create two pieces that are separate, but fit together.  This method can be used to create anything from a car door that fits perfectly in the frame of the car's body to armor that can be snapped on [...]

By |November 24th, 2015|Hot Tips|

Connecting pieces

When connecting two pieces you've doodled, let the tip of the pen melt into both pieces for a moment before extruding new plastic to form the strongest bond between them.

By |November 24th, 2015|Hot Tips|

3Doodler Community Spotlight: Enter The Crystal Matrix

Erica Gray is an artist based in Queensland, Australia. She used the 3Doodler to make "Crystal Matrix" a wearable piece of sculpture for the 2015 World of Wearable Art show. We discuss her technique, design philosophy and creative process.

By |November 17th, 2015|Artists|

PowerDoodler Activity: Tiffany Candle Holders

This week we're excited to feature our second advanced 3Doodler project tutorial. Under the expert guidance of Connie, we'll be walking you through each step in making breathtaking Tiffany-Style Candle Holders using the 3Doodler. Not just that, but you'll be picking up a brand new texture trick: Doodle Baking! Carefully making use of your [...]

By |November 11th, 2015|Stencil|

Introducing 5 inventive challenges integrating 3Doodler & LEGO

We first came across LEGO Education at SXSWedu in March 2015. Inspired by the huge impact they are making in education, we challenged our EDU team to see what would happen when we combined the world's first 3D printing pen with the world's favourite building blocks. We wanted to use LEGO to quickly construct larger [...]

By |November 6th, 2015|Blog, Education|

Community Spotlight: Where Paint Meets Plastic

Barbara Taylor-Harris is a mixed media artist in the United Kingdom who originally trained as a sculptor and a teacher. She is in the process of founding an online mixed media society for artist’s in the UK (check it out on twitter @mixmediasociety). Over two years ago Barbara started using the 3Doodler in her [...]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Gravity

Defying gravity with the 3Doodler is tons of fun, but working with gravity can have some awesome results as well.  You can create smooth curves by letting plastic droop and harden while hanging.

By |October 13th, 2015|Hot Tips|

Making pieces that fit together

When connecting two pieces you've doodled, let the tip the pen melt into both pieces for a couple of seconds before extruding new plastic between them.  Doing this will create a strong bond between the two pieces.

By |October 13th, 2015|Hot Tips|

Introducing the 3Doodler Kaleidoscope Outfit

Most 3D printed concept dresses look fantastic but are not very practical. We set out to change that.

By |September 15th, 2015|Blog|

Fashion X School: Personalized Badges and Stickers

There are always mixed emotions when heading back to school; excited to buy new school supplies, yet sad because summer is over and we're back to books and studying. There is also the excitement of getting the latest fashionable school stuff, like bags, pencil cases, purses, wallets, and then personalizing them with other materials to make them look [...]

By |September 14th, 2015|Blog|

3Doodler Community Retrospective: Doodled Fashion in 2015

It has been an exciting year for 3Doodler, with creativity in areas we never would have imagined.

By |September 7th, 2015|Blog|

3Doodling Barbie Outfits: Life In Plastic, It's Fantastic!

Barbie and Ken waiting for their photoshoot "My dad used to travel a lot when I was younger, and as souvenirs he would bring me Barbie dolls from all over the world." All of them looked exactly the same, save for the differences in clothing. It was frustrating because I was never content with [...]

By |September 1st, 2015|Blog|

PowerDoodler Activity: Grace Du Prez's Lampshades

This week we have a special 3Doodler project tutorial. Grace Du Prez has fashioned this elegant pair of lampshades using the 3Doodler and household items.

By |August 4th, 2015|Tips and Tricks|

How to: Create joints with the 3Doodler

Drawing to Doodling I like to draw.  A lot.  Growing up, I would fill sketchbooks with all sorts of characters.  Oftentimes my favorite cartoon or comic book characters were the focus of my drawings, oftentimes it was characters that I designed myself. When I first got my 3Doodler, I was determined to [...]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Blog|

3Doodler Plastics Head-To-Head!

One of the most frequent questions we get is what is the difference between the different 3Doodler plastics. With the launch of our brand new FLEXY plastic and over 15 new additions to our PLA range, we’re happy to share our epic “Complete Guide to Plastics for your 3Doodler”. This new infographic pitches ABS, PLA [...]

By |May 17th, 2015|Blog, Plastic, Tips and Tricks|

Community Spotlight: The Doodle is in the Detail

Grace Du Prez is a mixed media designer in London, England. Her portfolio spans inventive accessory pieces through to experimental textiles. She first made headlines with 3Doodler with her stunning 3Doodled Peacock Hat for Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot. It was clear that we had to learn more about her craft, and since then we have collaborated with [...]

By |May 4th, 2015|Artists, Uncategorized|

Community Spotlight: Shaping the Surreal

Yudi Marton lives in Haifa, Israel and is a treasure of the 3Doodler Community. No stranger to creative curiosity, Yudi was among the first to explore the world of computer generated digital artwork more than 25 years ago. This same instinct is what initially piqued his interest in our original Kickstarter campaign over a year ago. One thing [...]

By |May 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

50 Shades of PLA

Our plastic gets us really hot under the collar. So hot we’re thinking about making a movie about it. But before we do, we decided to get a little steamy in the kitchen... with the 3Doodler... on the floor… on the work-surfaces… all of them... in fact anywhere we could find to Doodle. Even on [...]

By |May 4th, 2015|Blog, Plastic, Stencil|

3Doodled Resin Wall Sculptures

Mary Ann Rolfe is a mixed media artist who has been providing us with beautiful 3D design pieces since our early Kickstarter days.

By |April 3rd, 2015|Artists, Guest Blogger|

3Doodler 2.0: The Rocket

To celebrate the stratospheric launch of 3Doodler 2.0, Pete Dilworth, inventor and co-founder, decided to stage a second, very different kind of launch last weekend...

By |January 2nd, 2015|Team News, Updates|

Taking Flight: The 3Doodled Plane Part 2

Have you ever started down a path knowing that you’re chances of success were limited, but unable to resist giving it a go?

By |December 24th, 2014|Guest Blogger|

Taking Flight The 3Doodled Plane

I’ve always wanted to build a plane that could actually fly. Even though people around the world make and fly model airplanes all the time, it always seemed like something out of my reach.

By |December 19th, 2014|Guest Blogger|

Happy Holidays from 3Doodler

It’s that time of year again. Time to scoff down unimaginable amounts of food. Time to agonizingly choose between all those Starbucks festive flavours. Time to sing and be merry. And yes… Time to Doodle. This time last year, with only a few thousand 3Doodlers out there we did our best to light the way. [...]

By |December 11th, 2014|Tips and Tricks|

ABS Plastic Exoskeleton

The 3Doodler Team recently received a jaw-dropping email from Maxine, who had built an ABS plastic exoskeleton to support and protect her broken hand while it healed. Her email and this ingenious case of "health-hacking" wowed us, and we couldn't wait to share it with you! Here's the story of Maxine and her 3Doodled exoskeleton: "Having read your blog entry [...]

By |November 21st, 2014|Guest Blogger|

3Doodled Your Halloween Mask Yet?

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us you hate waiting in line at costume stores (only to see four other people with the same costume!). Why not take back the power of creation and 3Doodle your own Halloween mask or even an entire costume? To make your own mask, all [...]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Stencil, Tips and Tricks|

Master your 3Doodler with this beautiful new book from 3DTotal

One of our main goals at 3Doodler is to build a vibrant and engaged community that creates inspiring content for one another. With that in mind we were thrilled to hear about a new Kickstarter project from the team at 3DTotal Publishing - a truly beautiful and well thought through book that shows people how to use the 3Doodler to create [...]

By |October 17th, 2014|Artists, Tips and Tricks, Updates|

3Doodler Guide for PowerDoodlers (Part 2 of 2)

Hot off the heels of Part 1 last week, here is the second in the PowerDoodler tips and tricks series! Thanks for all your feedback. Some of your knowhow has made it into this piece. 1. "Tie Dye"/colour gradients Simply cut up two different coloured plastic strands into 1 cm pieces and then alternate the [...]

By |October 9th, 2014|Blog, Tips and Tricks|

3Doodler Guide for PowerDoodlers (Part 1 of 2)

You’ve had your 3Doodler for some time now and are busy making amazing creations with it - but it’s time to step things up a notch! We’ve put together a series of posts for all you PowerDoodlers out there, with handy tips and tricks from across our community. Sit back, enjoy, and start thinking about what you'll create [...]

By |September 30th, 2014|Tips and Tricks|

Exploration of space with the 3Doodler

We're always excited to hear about new applications for the 3Doodler. When Oktavia contacted us at the beginning of the year with a proposal for using the 3Doodler for her Bachelor Thesis, we jumped on board and gave her our full support! The concept for her thesis was the use of architectural space, room design ideas, and how using [...]

By |September 27th, 2014|Education, Guest Blogger|

3Doodler for DIY

One of our favorite things about the 3Doodler Community is the array of new uses for the 3Doodler that you keep finding. We’ve always thought of the 3Doodler as a  practical tool as well as a powerful creative medium, so we wanted to take a moment to showcase some of the 3Doodler DIY uses you’ve [...]

By |September 10th, 2014|Tips and Tricks|

Back to School with 3Doodler

Over the past year we’ve watched in amazement at how quickly the 3Doodler has inspired creativity in those who least expected it, as well as expanded the horizons of those interested in 3D modeling, structural design, or art of all kinds. With a new school year just around the corner, we wanted to take a look [...]

By |August 22nd, 2014|Education|

The 3Doodled Seashell Lace Dress

When we first created the 3Doodler, we suspected there would be uses for a 3D printing pen in fashion, but we never imagined that it would be used to create an entire dress. Enter SHIGO, a fashion art house founded by two young Hong Kong fashion designers, who use fashion as a platform to express their designs [...]

By |August 15th, 2014|Artists, Guest Blogger|

Sara Berti: Mixed Media Art

Sara Berti is an Italian sculptor who spends her time living between Turkey, Italy and Hungary. Sara emailed us a few months ago about incorporating the 3Doodler into her work. Impressed by her unique sculptures and excited by her love for experimenting with an array of artistic techniques we were fully on board. The thought [...]

By |July 26th, 2014|Artists, Guest Blogger|

Niki Firmin: 3Doodle a "Moodle"

I had the pleasure of meeting Niki at 3D Printshow in London last year and was speechless when I saw her 3Doodled exhibition pieces! Niki’s talent for doodling put my 2D doodles to shame, and it’s been one of my ‘Doodler’ highlights of the year watching her skills progress and seeing how she has forged a relationship between [...]

By |July 15th, 2014|Artists, Guest Blogger|

Amanda Sekulow: 3D Pen Fashion Design

All women (and a lot of men too!) absolutely adore fashion and if you’re anything like me, you seek out unique items of clothing that have yet to hit the high-street stores. Amanda Sekulow is a talented designer from Nashville, Tennessee who recently got her hands on a 3Doodler and has spent the past few months creating some awesome, and [...]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Artists, Guest Blogger|

Justin Mattarocchia: The 3Doodled Plastic Man

We first came across Justin's work earlier on this year when we were wowed by some of his incredible skull sculptures. As the year progressed Justin kept us in the loop regarding his newer projects, some of which include the amazing designs you see below. Justin's focus was developing and creating artificial humanoid interactive sculptures as art [...]

By |June 20th, 2014|Artists|

3Doodling Tips by Daichi

Daichi was one of the first people to back the 3Doodler on Kickstarter. With his passion for doodling and his curiosity for 3D Modelling it was a match made in heaven! We asked Daichi if he would be willing to share some of his 3Doodling secrets and some of his top tips, and he was more [...]

By |June 9th, 2014|Artists|

MoMA Store Window Artist: Louis DeRosa

We first discovered Louis when he posted an adorable doodle of his dog Bindi on Twitter (see below). Blown away by how easy Louis had made 3Doodling look (only days after he received his pen) we reached out to him. So began the start of a great relationship, which saw Louis wowing us with his wide array of [...]

By |May 29th, 2014|Artists, MoMA Window Display|

MoMA Window Display: 3Doodled Boat

You may have recently walked down 53rd Street in New York and looked into the MoMA Store to see if filled with a vast array of awesome doodles, one of which is the 3Doodled Boat! Measuring two foot long and about 1.5 feet high, this was certainly an epic achievement and a labor of love, but [...]

By |May 21st, 2014|MoMA Window Display|

MoMA Art Display: Metamorphosis Lamp

Rachel Goldsmith is a Brooklyn based artist who we had the privilege of working with for our MoMA Window Display in New York. Rachel designed the amazing 'Metamorphosis Lamp' which can currently be viewed in the MoMA window. We met up with Rachel to discuss the unique piece and find out what inspires her. "My artwork [...]

By |May 15th, 2014|Artists, MoMA Window Display|

Brighten your day with this 3Doodled Lampshade

When I found out we were going to take over the windows at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) I wanted to do something new with the 3Doodler that would utilize it in a completely different way. We always tell people you can use the 3Doodler to decorate your house (or office) but as a [...]

By |May 1st, 2014|MoMA Window Display, Stencil|

Jina Sim - Wire artist 3Doodles the Globe

3Doodler has recently had the privilege of working with a Korean wire artist by the name of Jina Sim. Sim uses wires to recreate various objects in real life situations. The repetitively tangled and twisted wires work as a "boundary that distinguish the outer world of an object, to separate what is real from what [...]

By |April 16th, 2014|Artists|

Three-Pin Control Port

Last September we did a blog post outlining the new ‘secret’ features that would be released on the 3Doodler and one of them was the three-pin control port, which can be used to control the buttons on the 3Doodler without actually having to touch the buttons themselves. What can you do with the three-pin control? To [...]

By |March 26th, 2014|Updates|

Top 10 things you should know about your 3Doodler

So, you’ve just received your 3Doodler in the mail and you can’t wait to start doodling! You’ve spent months deliberating what to create, but before you begin here are a few things to help you on your 3Doodling journey: 1: The 3Doodler team has uploaded some short ‘Getting Started’ videos to our community page to [...]

By |March 19th, 2014|Updates|

New Community Launch Pad

What makes the 3Doodler special is everyone in our community. Your passion and engagement is what keeps us going, so we wanted to make it even easier for everyone to be inspired, learn and help each other out. We're excited to introduce the new and improved community launch pad at the3Doodler.com/community, with easy access to the three [...]

By |March 4th, 2014|Stencil, Updates|

Giant Eiffel Tower

It’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed since we posted our original 3Doodled Eiffel Tower on our Kickstarter page. 12 months later we’ve done it again and created a 6-foot masterpiece that puts our original doodle to shame! 3Doodler Co-Founder, Max Bogue, started building the ginormous landmark during Thanksgiving in late 2013, [...]

By |February 28th, 2014|Events, Stencil|

3Doodler Video Launch

While the majority of the world was busy making (and possibly breaking) their New Year resolutions on the 1st January 2014, the amazing team at Glass Ink Media was working hard on our new 3Doodler promo video – and what an amazing job they did! “Our video concept was simple. We wanted to show the 3Doodler [...]

By |February 19th, 2014|Updates|

3Doodler Accessories & More!

After such an amazing 2013, we're thrilled to kick off the New Year with some great announcements and a sneak peek of what's to come from 3Doodler this year. At CES in Las Vegas we're announcing the roll out of 3Doodler to retail later this quarter, with stores such as ThinkGeek.com; the MoMA Store and [...]

By |January 7th, 2014|Team News, Updates|

Bud Bullivant's Stunning Sunfish

Inviting Bud Bullivant to work with us on our Kickstarter was a total no brainer. Inspired by nature, his work really resonated for us. His pieces were almost exclusively dedicated to animals, and his use of natural materials together with his wire work stood out amongst all the artists we reviewed. So we dropped Bud [...]

By |December 10th, 2013|Artists|

3Doodled Triplane

The idea to do the Red Barron's triplane with the 3Doodler goes back to another triplane model I made as a kid.  I got a book from the library back then (no internet yet!) and used the drawings in the book to make a 1/5 sized scale model from wood and cloth.  That model was [...]

By |November 29th, 2013|Stencil|

Rolfe Panorama

As a mixed media artist I jumped on the chance to order a 3Doodler on Kickstarter. I am beyond excited to explore combing the 3Doodler output with various materials I currently use. What a fabulous addition to my toolbox!  To say that this new tool has got my creative juices flowing is an understatement. For [...]

By |November 20th, 2013|Artists, Guest Blogger|

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