If you were fascinated by Dexter's Secret Laboratory Partner and by Tony Stark's (Iron Man) Virtual Assistant Jarvin and dream to give physical substance to this sci-fi, then we share a common goal. This blog is my way of sharing some relevant knowledge in the fields on HCI and Computer Vision, widely used concepts and upcoming technologies...
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Drawing in the Air: The 3Doodler !!
Have you spent endless hours just painting your imagination on invisible canvas deep inside your mind? How about, if you could paint your thoughts and ideas on the fly in the air.!! Have you ever wondered that your artistic design on paper can be live in front of you? Till now these were only possible in dreams and movies. Not anymore because that technology now has a name: 3Doodler. The first 3D pen has now been developed by a company called Wobbleworks with the help of Kickstarter. It is the world’s first and the only 3D pen made in the world. It will bring your ideas to live.
So What is 3Doodler?
Now you can just lift your pen and what you draw will be live in front of you. You can design and draw 3D objects in real time. 3Doodler uses ABS plastic (material used in many 3D printers) to draw on surface or air. 3Doodle pen is 180mm by 24mm and will work fine with 110V OR 240V. With some few hours of practice, you can draw amazing drawing and shapes in air and not just a paper drawn thing. It has been designed so that anyone can use it without any prior computer or technical knowledge. You just need to plug it in power socket.
Currently 3D printing is not in reach of common people as it is very costly and complex too. 3Dooodle overcomes all these hurdles and will make 3D printing fun and accessible to everyone on this planet.
How Does It Work?
If you can wave your fingers in the air, move them or scribble, 3Doodle is for you people. If you are not short of ideas then don’t waste your time drawing on boring papers because your creative designs and work will now be live in front of you in no time. Learning and teaching of 3D objects will no more be a bottleneck for you rather it will be more fun now. You draw a bicycle, mobile, jewellery designs, car or anything else and its plastic dummy will be in 3D live in front of you. 3Doodles can be created as flat forms and peeled off a piece of paper, as freestyle 3D objects, or in separate parts, ready to be joined together using the 3Doodler.
Watch this breathtaking video to see the 3Doodler in Action: