3Doodler 3D Printing Pen Takes Off in UAE Educational Institutions

Share this Article

3doodler_logo_small We cover a lot of projects on Kickstarter, and it’s always amazing to see them take off the way the 3Doodler 3D printing pen has taken off. Recently, the pen has been gathering interest from a number of educators and educational organizations in the United Arab Emirates, who see it as a promising tool in getting kids interested in science, technology and art. The 3Doodler was recently on display at the 3D printing pavilion at the 2015 Dubai Airshow, which took place from November 8 to 12–and featured some high-flying debuts, including the world’s fastest, first jet-powered 3D printed UAV and the launch of jet packs made using 3D printed components. Maxwell Bogue, founder of WobbleWorks, the company behind the 3Doodler, said at the airshow that schools have been using it to teach everything from physics and geometry to sculpture and design.

The 3DBee is an online platform that also distributes the 3Doodler. Business development and marketing manager Smira Ahmed said that local schools have been expressing interest in adding the pen to their classrooms.

“At my son’s school in Jumeirah, they have it in their robotics design after-school club,” she said. “We’re also in negotiations with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) and we’re looking to get it into the local school system. There’s a lot of interest. It’s getting teachers excited.”

3doodler_crop_c82947c532f8a0d74a5adb01ac4ccefa.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000

Several educational programs have already been using the pen to teach kids about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subject areas, as well as introduce them to 3D printing. Recently, the Sharjah Girl Guides, an organization that offers educational and extracurricular activities for young girls, hosted a 3Doodler workshop. Other events where the pen has made an appearance include the Innovation Hub Spring Camp and Think Science 2015.

Shreya Beas, a fifth grader at Indian High School in Dubai, has been using a 3Doodler and loves it.

shreya

Shreya Beas

“It’s not difficult to use, and it’s very easy to understand,” she said. “It’s very interesting and exciting, and you can make whatever you want with it. I have made a guitar, a bicycle, all sorts of different models, and even the Eiffel Tower. My father told me about it and took me for a training session at his office. We can use it for many things. It’s an innovative tool for designing science models. That’s what I do. You can clearly make every stage. Since it’s in 3D, people can see it, examine it, and understand it.”

Ahmed believes that the 3Doodler is just the first step in the adoption of 3D printing technology in UAE schools.

“With something like this where you add an element of creativity, all of a sudden girls are also interested in engineering, like putting together a bridge, and boys who like to see exactly what they’re doing don’t lose interest,” she said. “This is also just a step before actually introducing 3D printers, which are just around the corner. 3D printers are going to be in schools eventually, probably sooner than later.”

Share this Article


Recent News

3D Printing News Briefs: February 28, 2020

Long Beach: The New Site for Relativity Space’s 3D Printed Rockets



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

Improvements to the BioFabrication Facility on the ISS Thanks to Lithoz

Scientific discoveries and research missions beyond Earth’s surface are quickly moving forward. Advancements in the fields of research, space medicine, life, and physical sciences, are taking advantage of the effects...

The Potential of Urea as a Construction Material on the Moon

In the recently published ‘Utilization of urea as an accessible superplasticizer on the moon for lunar geopolymer mixtures,’ researchers come together from around the world to examine new and unusual...

Virgin Orbit: 3D Printing For An Out of This World Experience

To date, a total of 565 people have gone to space. But that could change very soon as long-awaited commercial spaceflights might be launching next year. After years of delay,...

NASA Phase II STTR Grant: PADT, KSU and ASU Collaboration on Bio-inspired Structures for NASA

Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) will be collaborating with Arizona State University (ASU) and Kennesaw State University (KSU) in the development of stronger, more lightweight structures for space exploration. Together they have...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.


Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our 3DPrint.com.

You have Successfully Subscribed!