The 3Doodler 3D printing pen is a fantastic gadget.  You can have loads of fun, literally creating things in thin air and that will always be a great selling point for the pen.  However it is not a fine precision instrument, is it?  The pen itself is big and the mid-air drawing can get very messy.

Enter a new kid on the block. Lix believes that professionals require something that is more accurate.  The company has therefore decided to crowdfund a 3D pen of a superior quality and precision. The 3D printer pen is approximately as slim and comfortable as a technical drawing pen.  The dimensions give it the sort of accuracy that you require for air-drawn artwork.  The 3D pen can even accomplish prototyping for architecture and fashion items.  The device is also easier to carry as requires it’s power from a USB port, rather than a wall outlet like other devices.


It look like Lix made the right move by approaching the market through Kickstarter as they have already met their funding target in one day.  This means that an £82 ($135) pledge will get you the production 3D pen and some starter plastic filament, when the device ships in December 2014.

The Lix 3D printing pen is more expensive than the $99 3Doodler, but the company thinks that the sleek design merits the premium of the product.

You can check out the Kickstarter campaign here.

What do you think?  Does this new 3D pen warrant the extra cash? As always, if you would like to leave a sensible comment, then please do so in the comments section below.

[Image via onedio & mashable]