I had high hopes for the 3Doodler Create, the $99 third-generation 3D-doodling pen from WobbleWorks. It's basically a hot glue gun that heats up colored plastic to let you make 3D-printed creations.
After about an hour of playing around with it, however, I was left with nothing but a vague headache and burnt fingers. My 3Doodler experience can be told in a three-act tweet play:
Taking suggestions on what to make with this 3Doodler pen! pic.twitter.com/uyl3geaucj— Dami Lee (@dami_lee) May 25, 2016
Guys this is really hard pic.twitter.com/nzm0Zkv9rx— Dami Lee (@dami_lee) May 25, 2016
I've been huffing plastic fumes and burnt my fingies multiple times, I'm calling it quits pic.twitter.com/W7z88eQO4P— Dami Lee (@dami_lee) May 25, 2016
My colleague Ashley made a sweet pair of '50s cat-eye glasses in one go though, so maybe I'm just in the minority here! She claimed it was a very "zen" experience for her, while it caused me nothing but stress and heartbreak. We tested out the 3Doodler on Facebook Live, and you can check out our DIY arts-and-crafts time below:
I can still smell the plastic.