3D Printers

The 3Doodler and 13 Great “Prints”

3Doodler Work In Progress with multiple colors
Credit: 3Doodler

The 3Doodler is a great handheld additive manufacturing device, though it’s classification as a 3D printer may be questionable. It does not print in an automated way, the material that it dispenses forms designs thanks to the creativity and skill of the user. Originally launched via a Kickstarter campaign the first designs with the pen like device were rough. As the new generation of the device has improved the quality, and users have gotten better at executing, the results of the work have continued to look better and better.


The handheld device works similarly to a hot glue gun. The pen like extruder heats individual rods of plastic to their melting point then pushes them through a small nozzle.

For an average user it may be difficult to create world class designs with the 3Doodler. But looking at their social media feed it is clear that there are a lot of above average designers out there. With only $99 dollars, and a few more dollars for some refills of various colors, here are some of the cool designs that show up regularly on twitter.



  1. A Colorful Rickshaw with 3Doodler

2. An Andy Warhol with 3Doodler

3. The Eifle Tower with 3Doodler


4. A Desktop Trebuchet with 3Doodler

5. A Bouquet of Flowers with 3Doodler

6. A Face Sculpture with 3Doodler

7. Hello Kitty with 3Doodler

8. Some Sunnies with 3Doodler

9. A Ridiculous IronMan with 3Doodler

10. Lego Accessories with 3Doodler

11. Paper Airplane Replicas with 3Doodler

12. A Freaking Dragon with 3Doodler

13. A Pile of Plastic with 3Doodler

Let’s be honest. This is what most folks will make right out of the box. But everything above shows there is potential to turn this pile into something amazing.


Product Development Expert

Chris is a former mechanical engineer turned product manager, and has written more than 100 articles for 3DNPD. He is passionate about exploring new technologies and staying active, which he writes about on his site PersonalWellnessTracking.com.

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