The Future Pen
YouTube 3d pen doodler
3D Print Group: @TheFuturePen, a huge thank you for dropping by and answering a few of our questions on your 3d pen YouTube channel, we love your videos, you make using a 3d pen look super easy, is it something anyone can try?
TheFuturePen: Thank you so much for having me. 3d printing with the 3d pen can be done by anyone. Some people get it first time some people may need a little practise. If you can pick up a normal pen you’re one step closer to being an expert with the 3d pen.
3D Print Group: How long did it take you to get comfortable using the 3d pen?
TheFuturePen: It took me a long time to get comfortable with the 3D pen. To be honest I’m still not 100% comfortable with the 3d pen but then I think you can never be 100% comfortable. The 3d pen is still a new thing so new methods come around all the time which can be hard.
3D Print Group: How much time do you spend doodling each week?
TheFuturePen: I normally doodle a few times a week to get used to different skills and just for fun. 3d printing is really fun, you can let your imagination run wild and create new and amazing things. I also try to bring a video out every week to keep my subscribers entertained.
3D Print Group: Congratulations on having so many YouTube subscribers, you’re fast approaching 2000, that’s quite an achievement!
TheFuturePen: Thank you so much. When I started YouTube I didn’t think in a million years I would pass 100 subscribers. When I eventually passed 100 subscribers I thought anything was possible so my next aim was 1000 subscribers, which I managed to get. And I still keep little mile stones to get to, like my next mile stone is 5000 subscribers.
3D Print Group: Can you tell us how you first discovered 3d pens and how long you have been doodling?
TheFuturePen: I came across 3d printing and 3d pens by accident. For Christmas I got an amazon card which I didn’t know what to do with. So I typed ‘cool gadgets’ into amazon and one of the first things that came up was the 3d pen. So I clicked on it and I couldn’t resist not to buy it. This was nearly 2 years ago and I’m still finding making things fun and interesting.
3D Print Group: Do you have a favourite video or doodle to date?
TheFuturePen: I have a few favourite doodles. My favourite one to date is the baby Dory. I had so much fun making it and I was surprised how well it looked at the end. Throughout filming it nothing went wrong, it was a one take wonder. I also like how the dragon doodle came out.
3D Print Group: On average how long does it take to produce and edit one of your videos?
TheFuturePen: Producing and editing the videos can vary. Small projects could take like an hour to film and 30 minutes to edit. But projects like my recent one can take 2 weekends. My hot air balloon took about 4 to 5 hours to make and about 2 to 3 hours to. But it’s worth it for the end project, the more time I spend on videos the more positive feedback I get.
3D Print Group: At 3D Print Group we love all things 3d. Do you have any advice for someone wanting to try a 3d pen for the first time?
TheFuturePen: My advice is that even if you struggle and find it hard you will get to a point where you’re comfortable. Also don’t worry if you fail as you can learn from your mistakes. So basically have fun and see what your imagination will bring.
3D Print Group: The use of 3d pens is obviously still in its infancy, but we can already see the benefits of 3d pens in different sectors, for example in education. What are your thoughts on how best to utilise this technology?
TheFuturePen: Well I think using 3d pens in education is a really good idea as it can show children that you can be creative and it can bring their drawings alive. I also think it could have a graphic design purpose as you can make sculptures and building plans. But there are so many things that you can do with the 3d pen I remember seeing an article about 3d pen fashion. Where some people doodled a wearable dress, which I find incredible.
3D Print Group: Do you have any exciting doodles you’re currently working on which you can share with us?
TheFuturePen: The one main doodle that I was working on was a hot air balloon. The doodle has been spread over 2 weeks as the balloon part was so time consuming it lasted until the night. In the video you can tell by the lighting that it went into the evening. But I’m now planning what to do next. I love using suggestions from comments.
3D Print Group: Sounds very interesting! Thanks for dropping by and answering our questions, keep up the amazing work and we look forward to seeing your latest creation on-line very soon. In the mean time I believe you’ve put together a special exclusive video just for us here at 3D Print Group! Thanks TheFuturePen, everyone can check it out below;
To keep up to date with all of TheFuturePen’s videos, be sure to subscribe to his YouTube channel and follow him through his social media sites, links below;
YouTube – The future pen 3d https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXKJ4q0ZwP7oNOVKYQ6N1Uw
Twitter – @TheFuturePen https://twitter.com/TheFuturePen
Instagram- @the_future_pen https://www.instagram.com/the_future_pen/?hl=en