While the average 3D printer is used for engineering concept as well as mass producing, this pen breaks the printers down into a hand-ready device that is only limited by the user’s imagination.
Easy to setup and use, it performs incredibly well and is great for creating simple arts and crafts. Children go wild at being able to 3D print directly from their hand, as they control every bit of the movements.
The Samto 3D pen extrudes the ABS plastic that comes with it to the tip and then melts. From there it will come out as a liquid that can be applied to any surface (paper or yardstick recommended) that you apply it to.
After the ABS plastic cools, it will become a solid plastic material that can be used for display or anything that you want. However, due to this design, there is a small downside that should be taken into account.
With plastic melting at the tip, it may emit a bit of smoke as well as a burning oder. With this in mind, it’s always a good idea to supervise children while they’re using it.
Other than that, it’s incredible easy to use and what can be made is virtually limitless.
Since it’s not a machine that’s building it, your design probably won’t be as neatly structured and should be thought of painting rather than programming a design into reality as with higher-end printers.
Fortunately, the packaging comes with 3 different colors: purple, green and gold.
Yet you will run out quickly since most people who use the Samto 3D Pen become addicted to it fairly quickly.
The setup is incredibly easy and can be done in just a few simple steps.
1. First you need to plug the Samto 3D Pen into the power adapter that comes with it. The LED light should turn a bright yellow.
2. Next press the forward extrude button. This will cause a second LED light to turn on to know that it’s started heating. When this light turns green, you know that it’s done preheating and can be used to extrude ABS filament.
3. Insert ABS filament that came with the packaging (or some that you bought) and then press the forward extrude button until material exits through the tip.
4. Press the forward extrude button once again in order to apply the material to any surface. Once you are done drawing, release the bottom and the ABS material will stop extruding. For any confusion, a set of instructions comes with the box.
Essentially, you’ll be entering the 3D drawing world when you use this pen, so it’s a good idea to get used to the buttons that come with it.
There is a button that allows you to set the speed as needed. This is excellent for beginners or for those who don’t want to waste a lot of material.
Just be sure to give the plastic plenty of time to cool down after use.
Whenever you need to remove filament, gently pull on it while holding the retraction button at the same time.
This should cause the material to slowly eject in the right direction, and from there you’ll no longer need to pull on it. Just don’t pull too hard so that the tape stays in-tact.
The Samto 3D Stereoscopic Printing Pen probably one of the best gifts that you can get for a young one or someone who just loves expressing their creativity. As mentioned above, the designs are only limited to the user’s imagination.
There’s also a safety feature that’s built-in. After 5 minutes of idelenss, the pen will automatically go into standby mode. The only flaw that you might encounter is that it might be slightly difficult to maneuver it for straight lines, but this can quickly be improved with just a tiny bit of practice.
A little bit of patience goes a long ways.
If you’re just entering the 3D printing world, this is a great way to do so at a cheap price.
We highly recommend that you try this before building a higher-end 3D printer that will cost you thousands if not hundred. Spell your name, make a box, or impress your friends with the amazing Samto.