When I was a senior in high school, we had a visiting artist come in to our art class who was a local sculptor. He taught us oxyacetylene welding, and it was like magic. How could anything be cooler than drawing in mid-air with metal rods and fire? It was hands down my favorite. (Even after I torched my finger and it blew up like a marshmallow.)
I saw a tweet a few days ago from Parent City mentioning this thing on Kickstarter, and was immediately smitten! There was a write-up about them on Mashable and their funding tripled that day. Awesome.
If you think a pen that can draw in the air is something your kids might think is as awesomely cool as I do, check out this video:
Then go check out their page on Kickstarter. This sort of stuff gives me goosebumps usually reserved for watching a really good episode of Shark Tank.
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Although they specify on the Kickstarter site that it’s not for kids, I’m pretty sure kids will be getting their hands on these things. It seems similar to a glue gun, where I think a lot of parents are okay with their kids using them with supervision.
Pete and Max, 3Doodler inventors