About this project
Our vision is to change the way you think about tools.
What is 3DSimo mini better in compared to other 3D pens: Not only is it smaller and smarter, but thanks to interchangeable extensions it also allows the user to use more features. Look at all the benefits below.
Be the ultimate creator. Create jewelry, figures, accessories, decorations, artwork and so much more. You can even fix any plastic items. As in classic 3D printer technology, molten plastic is extruded from the die and cools down rapidly. It is therefore possible to draw solid structures in the air. There are no material limitations due to adjustable temperature and speed.
Become an acclaimed artist. Express your creativity and start to change things around. Want to decorate a wooden cutting board, spoon or rolling pin? No problem! Turn an old belt, pair of shoes, or jacket into unique fashion piece with your personal touch. Transform it into a unique fashion accessory. You may even start an online shop with custom-made accessories! This extension can also be used for the treatment of 3D printed models and their smoothing, making your creations truly flawless.
For the engineer within you. You no longer need to buy an expensive adjustable soldering station. 3DSimo mini handles this function, heating up the tip under 10 seconds to an incredible 490°C, while still being safe to handle. Now you yourself can repair a torn USB cable, damaged earphones, or start creating your own electrical equipment.
Shape out anything you want. With this extension, your imagination becomes the limit. Intended primarily for designers, modelers and architects, you can now create functional RC models (aircraft, boats, cars), buildings, art objects and so much more. If you own a 3D printer, you know how difficult it is to remove the support, and 3DSimo mini will help you with this as well. Create them from polystyrene, plexiglas, balsa wood or foam.
The 3DSimo mobile app gives you control over the temperature and speed so you can work with different and sometimes totally new materials. The FREE Android,Windows and iOS app connects to your Mini via Bluetooth. The 3DSimo app allows you to adjust the temperature, speed and different material profiles with precision. The app will also provide you with instructional videos, templates to print and regular software updates.
Power pack - 3DSimo mini can be used via an adapter with a cable included in the basic package. But when you head for the countryside or don't want to be limited by a cable, connect the power pack. The power pack is a battery with electronics for the proper powering of the 3DSimo mini.
What if your glasses break in nature, the tent tears, or you're simply not able to light a fire? The 3DSimo mini with connected power pack will help you. You can also charge a cell phone, MP3 or flashlight anywhere. The power pack can continuously power the 3DSimo mini for 60 to 90 min.
It all began a year ago with our first product 3DSimo which we managed to put on the market despite very limited financial resources. This gave us a clearer idea and a valuable experience on the steps between a simple idea and the finished commercial product. Learning from our last experience, we decided to cooperate with experienced graphic designers, mechanical engineers, electronic engineers, IT professionals and programmers to help us refine and develop the 3DSimo Mini.
3Dsimo is assembled in our factory in Czech Republic, in the very hearth of Europe. Here are a few photos of the original 3Dsimo, which we have been manufacturing for more than one year now. And though manufacturing the same thing over and over again helped us to perfect the process, we believe it’s time for a change. With your help, we will be able to start assembling 3Dsimo mini in few months.
Thanks to adjustable speed and temperature, you are not limited by the material you use. You can choose different materials and actually use materials that will come to the market in the future! Makers can use any standard 1.75 mm filament.
Need more material for 3Dsimo mini?
Just increase any of your reward by $ 29 and get 14 spools in lengths of 2.5 m (and that's in total 35 meters). It's really a lot of stuff - look at the graph:
Skilled, passionate and sometimes both. We are a group of 3Dprinting enthusiasts, engineers, artists.
3Dsimo mini is fully functional and ready for mass production. During the campaign we will keep you updated on the progress. After the campaign we will start with the implementation of the injection mold and the prototype testing. We will also publish the awarded certificates (eg: ROSH, CE mark…).
The original video for backers of the first 3DSimo pen.
Risks and challenges
Our previous experience with the 3Dsimo gave us a good idea of the time and financial requirements to place such a product in the market worldwide. The financing will help cover the costs for:
- Injection mold
- Electronic templates
- Graphical design for both the pen and the packaging
- Templates for the 3DSimo mini packaging
- Certificates (industrial design, CE, ROSH, recycling of electronic waste…)
Due to the miniature size of the components we have to use an injection molding technology of plastic into steel. Its implementation takes about 60 days and represents our biggest financial expense. However before we begin we must be absolutely sure of the effectiveness of the design as errors are very difficult to correct, therefore we use 3D technology SLA and DMSL for the fabrication of foundation models of the relevant parts. Suppliers All our suppliers are certified, reliable and have been accompanying us throughout the whole journey since our first product, 3DSimo. Our aim is to create a device that helps you bring to life all your ideas and allows you to express yourself. Thank you in advance for all your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The 3DSimo Mini is the new generation of 3D pen that can not only draw in 3D, but also solder, burn and cut. It’s the ultimate creator’s tool for all hobbyists, modellers, makers, designers and creators.
3D Simo Mini is a smaller, smarter version of the original 3DSimo Pen. The biggest innovation are the changeable tips – you can easily convert your 3D pen into a solder, burning tool or string cutter. More extensions are yet to come.
As the previous 3DSimo, the mini supports a wide variety of materials thanks to the changeable temperature and feeding speed. The top temperature has been raised from 0 up to 490 degrees, so now it can also melt metal. Oh and it’s USB powered, so you can use it almost anywhere.
We will ship worldwide.
No. 3DSimo Mini is easy for anyone to use. If you are handy with tools, if you’re an artist, if you’re a hobbyist...whoever. We have made it simple to manage and use for anyone.
Currently the Mini has 11 different types of materials available for use. These materials include ABS (usual), PLA (eco-friendly), PET (translucent) , HIPS (ultralight), Wood (contains wooden material), Metal (contains metal particles), Thermochrome (changes color with temperature), Flexi (flexible), Flourescent (glows in the dark), Blue Luminous (glows in sunlight), Laybrick (sand mixture).
While its easy enough for kids to use, we strongly recommend close adult supervision. The 3DSimo Mini reaches 490 degrees celsius at the tip, so it should not be used at all by children under 12 and only with close supervision thereafter.
No other pen in the market currently has the capability to get as hot as the Mini in the company form factor. Because of this the Mini has the ability to work with the most types of plastic materials on the market, but also metals – perfect for jewelry and other molding/crafting.
Yes, we have a host of free templates on the 3DSimo website. There are also exclusive templates that will be included in your Kickstarter purchase. You will also be able to download templates from the 3DSimo website.
Closer to our ship date, you will be able to access the mobile app for iOS and Android straight from our website and in the iTunes and Google Play stores for FREE. We will provide updates when the app is available to download.
each pack contains all 4 extension pieces plus further materials, because we have achieved streatch GOAL.
No, it has to be connected to a power source (1.5A USB). So you can power it from your mobile phone wall plug, or 3DSimo battery pack for more freedom.
Shipping will be included in all US purchases. To ship internationally please add $9 -$15 to your contribution.
How much material should I purchase with my Mini?
Usually, 7,5m string (1 package) is enough for one hour of intensive drawing. We recommend to buy 10 packages of material – that will last you for some time. You can order new material anytime from our website or any other vendor.
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