Do you remember the 3Doodler? This was (and is) a 3D printing pen, with which you can draw your own 3D figures in the sky. Its results were marvelous, but the pen suffered with one little problem: it had the size of a large carrot. And that is exactly where the team of LIX Pen has found a gap in the market. Let us introduce you to LIX 3D Pen: the smallest 3D printing pen in the world. Instead of looking like an oversized carrot, this 3D pen actually looks like a real pen.
The LIX Pen works in a similar way to the 3Doodler. You just plug in the power cable to a USB outlet, whereafter you wait for less than a minute to give the (colored) plastic some time to heat up to the right temperature. You can use ABS filament as well as PLA filament for its productional work. If you want to create your own 3D drawing, then put your pen to the ground and start writing in the air. It looks futuristic when you see it for the first time, but it works.
The pen was designed by Anton Suvorov, who gave it its tiny posture, and this tiny posture is exactly what makes this pen so revolutionary. It is only 6.45 inches in length and approximately half-an-inch in diameter.
The LIX website itself states: “If you are stepping into your profession in a ground-breaking way, then this small and smart 3D printing pen will help you add that spark to your work. LIX has great potential and can be a perfect tool for stylists, architects, designers and anybody who are interested in 3D printing.”
The team has put their project on Kickstarter and the first 100 backers got their LIX Pen for only 70 dollars instead of the regular price of 139 dollars. It was their goal to raise 30,000 pounds via the crowdfunding website. However, already after one day they’ve raised more than 100,000 pounds, turning it into a highly successful campaign. It runs until May 29. Below you can see a demonstration of the pen:
Image credits: LIX Pen.