3Doodler Create+ Essential Pen Set Review (WobbleWorks)

3Doodler Create+ Essential Pen Set
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What It Is

3Doodler gives 3-D creators more ways to create with just one 3-D printing pen thanks to the new 3Doodler Create+. This pen has a dual-drive system so that you can use a wider range of plastics with it, including PLA, ABS, and FLEXY. It will also lead to fewer jams. (However, an unblocking tool plus a mini screwdriver and mini spanner are included.)

Other new features of the pen include auto retraction to prevent oozing, auto sleep after five minutes of inactivity for safety, two distinct speed settings (fast and slow), and a new glossy monochrome pen design that comes in an array of colors. We're showing you onyx black in this video review.

The 3Doodler Create+ Essential Pen Set comes with a pen, an A/C power adapter that the pen must be plugged into in order for it to work, three packs of plastic refills (two ABS and one PLA), an instruction guide, and The Ultimate Guide to Doodling with templates for things that you can create, such as geometric coasters, a cherry bowl, and more. You can also go online for even more ideas.

Is It Fun?

This pen makes 3-D printing more accessible to the everyday maker, designer, artist, and crafter. Of course, there is going to be a learning curve to using the pen if you've never worked with a 3Doodler product before, but that's part of the fun. And the instruction guide does walk you through some beginning basics to help you become familiar with how to use the pen and perform simple techniques that will be useful in bigger projects. If you've got the time and patience to work with it, you'll be amazed at the many different things you can create, from art projects to home decor and handy fix-its around the house.

Who It’s For

The instructions and packaging say that the 3Doodler Create+ is for adult use only. However, the previous 3Doodler Create items were for ages 14 and up, and we don't see why that age range couldn't still apply to this new and improved pen.

What To Be Aware Of

The 3Doodler Create+ can also be purchased in a Deluxe Pen Set and a Master Creator Pen Set. Each is sold separately.

The Create+ Pen is compatible with all existing 3Doodler Create Plastics, Canvas Series, and Project Kits.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun to Make?

  • Finished Project

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Easy