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July 3, 2014

Now you can doodle in 3-D, wielding the CreoPop pen

Here’s a chance to take your doodling up a notch. The new CreoPop pen lets you make 3-D designs as you draw.

Here’s a chance to take your doodling up a notch. The CreoPop pen lets you make 3-D designs as you draw.

The pen uses a polymer that cures on contact with light. As you draw in the air and squeeze the toothpaste-like “ink” out of the pen, it hardens to form a small figure.

CreoPop’s maker outstripped the $40,000 fund-raising goal it set, raising over $67,000 so far. Backers can buy pen sets, which start at $79 and come with five ink cartridges.

While 3-D printers rely on some sort of model or blueprint, the pen is more like an art brush. “You need to create it, slowly, step by step and assemble it bit by bit,” said CreoPop marketing leader Andreas Birnik.

Because CreoPop ink is cool, doodlers can pick up their creations as they build on them. www.creopop.com.

Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post

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