Tech of the Week: 3D Printing Using LIX Pen
In the generation of 3D technology, the next big, or in this case small, thing has arrived. The LIX Pen is similar to a 3D printer in the sense that it creates objects using heated plastic, but does not need a program to produce a product. The consumer’s imagination and hand are the only other intelligence that is needed.
“To create 3D objects, you simply start drawing in the air with the LIX Pen, moving slowly as the melted filament draws out. It cools quickly so that your structure remains rigid. Each filament rod is about 10 centimeters long and should, according to the company, last for about two minutes of air-drawing.”
LIX Pen debuted on Kickstarter in mid-April. It will be a bit costly to consumers due to the fact that there is not a lot of competition. However, the more artistic skill one has, the more the pen will benefit them in their designs. This can make it worth the investment.
In the future, how do you think the LIX Pen could use augmented reality to enhance the experience of the user as they are creating their art?