3Doodler Create+ Makes Creativity Easier And Safer

3D printing has revolutionized and democratized the way we produce things, allowing small companies, groups, and even individuals to manufacture objects and designs previously only possible with expensive equipment. That said, 3D printers aren't exactly cheap and their bulky, boxy forms don't lend themselves easily to the way some creative people work. They aren't child-friendly either. 3Doodler is to 3D printing what 3D printing was to traditional manufacturing and its new Create+ pen is promising to change the way you see and do 3D printing.

3Doodler rocked the 3D printing world over five years ago when it blazed through Kickstarter with the first ever 3D printing pen. More than just the novelty, the 3Doodler pen was revolutionary in shrinking 3D printing technology down to the size of an admittedly ginormous pen. Sure, it has some compromises but what other 3D printer would let you "draw" something in the air and see it become visible and tangible lines?

3Doodler Create+ is the company's fifth-gen product, after the first 3Doodler, the 2.0, the crowdfunded Create, and the PRO. Taking after the 2016 Create, the Create+ aims to shake up not just the 3D printing pen market but the 3D printing industry itself by having the first dual drive gear system. Part of the extruder, the drive gear is pretty much responsible for pushing out the filament material to be melted by the hot end of the pen. With two gears instead of the usual lone gear found in almost all 3D printers, the 3Doodler Create+ promises easier loading of filament and even fewer annoying jams.

Efficiency isn't the only change the Create+ brings. It also has improved features that make the pen easier and safer to use, an important mark for a product aimed at younger audiences. For example, the tip automatically retracts to avoid the hot filament from oozing out or the tip from accidentally burning someone. The pen also automatically sleeps after a certain idle period not only to conserve power but also to avoid accidents.

More than just selling a next-generation 3D printing pen, 3Doodler is bundling the 3Doodler Create+ in Sets and Kits that frame the pen as part of a bigger picture. Available from 3Doodler directly as well as Amazon, the 3Doodler Create+ starts at 69.99 GBP ($94) as part of the Essential Pen Set, which comes with three packs of plastic. If that isn't enough, the new pen is also compatible with existing 3Doodler Create plastics, canvases, and project kits. And speaking of kits, this year will see a fresh new batch of ready to start bundles, ranging from artistic projects like the Clutch & Purse Kit all the way to complex STEM kits like Advanced Robotics.

Here is the full list of new Sets, Kits, and Accessories:

3Doodler Create+ Essential Pen Sets MSRP: £69.99 ($94)

Available: June 2018

Includes: 3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen in new glossy monochrome colors, 3 Packs of 3Doodler Create Plastic (PLA & ABS), Power Adaptor, a set of tools, and Ultimate Guide to Doodling with five step-by-step projects.

3Doodler Create+ Deluxe Pen Sets MSRP: £89.99 ($120)

Available: July 2018

Includes: 3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen in new glossy monochrome colors, best-selling 6-piece Nozzle Set, Mini DoodlePad, 4 Packs of 3Doodler Create Plastic (PLA & ABS), Power Adaptor, a set of tools, and Ultimate Guide to Doodling with five step-by-step projects.

3Doodler Create+ Master Creator Pen Sets MSRP: £129.99 ($174)

Available: July 2018

3Doodler Create+ Master Creator Pen Sets

Includes: 3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen in new glossy monochrome colors, 6-piece Nozzle Set, DoodlePad, new A-to-Z Bookends Canvas, 144-page Project Book, 6 Packs of 3Doodler Create Plastic (PLA & ABS), Power Adaptor, a set of tools, and Ultimate Guide to Doodling with five step-by-step projects.

3Doodler Create Project Kits Series MSRP: £29.99 ($40)

New: Animal Heads Kit, Clutch & Purse Kit, Light Decorations Kit, Engine Kit, Advanced Robotics Kit.

New items available: Summer 2018

Includes: 4 x packs of 3Doodler Create Plastic (ABS), giant reusable stencil and step-by-step Activity Guide.

3Doodler Create Canvas Kits Series MSRP: £29.99 ($40)

New: A-to-Z Bookends Canvas

New item available: Summer 2018

Includes: 1-3 x pieces 3Doodler Create Canvas, 2 x packs of 3Doodler Create Plastic (ABS) and Activity Guide with creative ideas for each Canvas.

3Doodler Create Artist's Bag MSRP: (Bag only) £39 ($52)

Available: Summer 2018