New 3Doodler Challenge Takes Over The Media Center

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New 3Doodler Challenge Takes Over The Media Center

Brittany Everett, Journalist

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Have you ever wanted to use a 3Doodler pen or make a Christmas ornament for your friends or family?  Well, the media center has just the challenge for you. This month the media center has a new challenge where you can make a Christmas tree ornament, a Christmas tree, or a fall leaf.

In order to make this challenge you need one simple tool and that is the 3D doodler pen. WobbleWorks Developers Peter Dilworth, Maxwell Bogue, and Daniel Cowen were the inventors of the 3Doodler pen.

The 3Doodler is a pen that takes a hard piece of plastic and melts it into a liquid-like substance so you can make different shapes and create different things. Once the melted plastic is in contact with the air the plastic will harden within seconds allowing the user to create 3D objects.

Librarian Emily Amberman, said “The 3Doodler pen kit was originally purchased by Kennard-Dale three years ago.  The kit contained six pens and all of their necessary accessories, including plastic filament in varying colors.For this year, additional pens and plastic filaments in a wide range of colors were purchased through the media center.  The 3Doodler challenges from last school year were our most popular ones, so we wanted to be prepared.

Amberan, said “These challenges were developed to familiarize students and staff with the new makerspace materials available in the media center.” One way she tried to get the students to participate in these activities was to reward them with a free drink from the BigHorn Bistro.

“As of right now, there has been four students who participated in the challenges.” Senior Lily Ambrose made a star ornament November 14, 2019. When asked how easy the ornament was to make Ambrose said, “It was very easy to make. It only took me 10 minutes to make after the 3D Doodler pen heated up.”

Everyone in the school is encouraged to make something with the 3D doodler pen. All you need to do is find some free time throughout the school day and head down to the media center.