Otherwise, you're stuck just building whatever designs you can find online. With Doodle3D, you can draw simple 2D sketches on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, and then send them to a 3D printer to turn them into physical objects.
Rick Companje, a co-founder of Fablab Amersfoort in the Netherlands, invented Doodle3D when he found himself with access to several 3D printers and no knowledge of how to create something using 3D design software. He initially developed the Doodle3D software for himself, but found it to be a great tool for introducing people to 3D printing and decided to turn it into a full-fledged product.
We've seen some examples of sketches turned into 3D objects in the past with devices like the 3Doodler and the DIWire, but Doodle3D makes the process simple enough for young children to use.
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