the LIX may resemble a typical roller pen, but it is in fact a 3D Printing Pen that works much like the 3Doodler, meaning it will let you doodle in the air – for real. it draws its power via USB port with a detachable cable that extends out of the top of the device and next to it, is an opening with patented mechanism where the raw material (i.e the filament) is fed. the drill is the same: you hook up the power supply, insert the filament and six seconds later, the nozzle is hot and ready to go. when filament reaches the hot-end nozzle, it melts, thus allowing you to create art pieces, sculptures and more, like you would doodling with pen and paper. touted as the smallest 3D printing pen, the LIX is not only designed to perform, but also look extremely awesome while doing it.
it has a beautiful body milled out of aluminum that measures 164mm by 14mm (6.5″ by 0.5 “) and tips the scale at just 40 grams (1.4 ounces). being lightweight and USB-powered, means you can bring and operate it virtually anywhere in the world. available in black matte and grey matte, the London-based LIX is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to reel in money to turn the LIX 3D Printing Pen from concept to a product you can buy. as of now, the campaign is 1,421% (!) funded, which means by backing the project, you are essentially pre-ordering one. pledges start at 82 quid, or about US$138, based on the current going rate. delivery is expect to happen between December 2014 and January 2015. hit the jump for an informative product video to learn more.