Kind of 3d printing...? New use for the 3d pen


#1

http://www.coolthings.com/3doodler-micro-robotic-creatures-kit/

Interesting or no?


#2

Could possibly laser cut our own molds in acrylic perhaps?


#3

I’ve got one of those doodle pens. (Or something similar.) The robotics are a new twist.


#4

Reminds me of the Mattel “Creepy Crawler” maker sets back in the '60s.


#5

I had a 3d pen around 1975ish. But the only bugs amounted to keeping the pen from clogging and the electric wires connected. And it cost several times as much. But it had a nice wooden box power supply and an electric soldering iron powered down to wax temperatures and several brass points for it to do different jobs.


#6

This is alas just brushbots. Real controllable moving arms and legs would be supercool. You could probably laser a body and jointed legs the size of an actual insect, but power source would still be a problem. (Now I am thinking how small you could make something with the smallest sizes of servos or steppers. probably an inch or two across)