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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

TipEye 3D Printing Pen Review

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I recently had the chance to try out another 3D pen. It has been some time since my first review of a 3D pen and I'm impressed with how these have evolved since their earlier days. The concept is still the same, heat up some filament to draw something in 3D space, but how you get there has become more user friendly and thus a little safer.

For starters, nearly all of the pens have an LED display with human readable text depicting temperature and speed. I think the first one I used had a red light to indicate if the pen was hot enough and speed was controlled by a slider on the side.
You now get a pen holder to place the pen in while pausing the drawing process. This is safer than just leaving the pen on its side as you won't accidentally hit the tip of the pen and potentially burn yourself.
The drawing process still remains the same and you definitely get better with practice. Press the feed button for the filament to be drawn through the pen and literally draw in 3D space to get your desired object. Draw in layers to get height or draw individual components and connect them up to get more complicated shapes.
With the pen, you get a starter supply of filament. Mine came with green though I don't know if that is the same for all. Do get more and lots of colors to make bigger and more complicated designs, 3D filament PLA. For me, I just went with a basic dollar sign for starters.
The adapter for this pen can be plugged into a power bank or any USB connector. This allows you to basically draw anywhere.

Draw your dreams and have fun with the 3D printing pen. These are great for those rainy days when the kids are stuck inside. Not recommended for under five. I might actually raise that a little bit. It all depends on how your child is with small motor skills. In the end, just have fun. When first using the pen, they won't necessarily be that good. Just encourage them to keep trying and they'll get better. I'm still learning myself.
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  1. It looks like a whole lot of fun!

  2. This looks like a great boredom buster for my grand daughter!