The Library’s Idea Lab received over a dozen 3D printing pens, called 3Doodlers, which they demonstrated in a recent workshop at the 95th Street location.
The pen is the first of its kind to extrude heated plastic that cools almost instantly into a solid, stable structure.
“So it’s handheld so you can create 3D objects through your hands. Today we’re doing glasses, so we’re doing three flat pieces and then we kind of weld them together with the plastic to create the glasses in the end,” said Jonathan Charles, a Computer Lab Associate at the Naperville Public Library.
Building something is as simple as coloring or writing your name, and because these 3D printing pens extrude plastic, the Naperville Public Library is keeping environmental consciousness in mind.
“We use PLA plastic which is made from sugar cane and grains and things like that so it’s very environmentally safe and biodegradable,” added Charles.
The 3Doodler pens will be available at future workshops at the library’s 95th Street location.
Naperville News 17’s Rachel Pierson reports.
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