3-D printing - when a product is created layer by layer - may be the coolest disruptive technology around for some, but the technology has had its fair share of controversial headlines after the manufacture of firearms and even claims that it could give people cancer.
But one tech startup is hoping to put the fun back into stereolithography, allowing users to draw - in the air.
3Doodler is a new 3D printing pen you can hold in your hand to draw upwards. The company says you can literally "lift your imagination off the page." It's due for release in the next two weeks and is set to be priced at $99.
"Our orders are currently going out globally to almost 30,000 people, and our backers come from all over the world," a spokesperson for the company told CNBC.
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Using the same plastic used by many 3D printers, the pen draws heats and extrudes the material which quickly cools and solidifies into a strong stable structure. You can create simplistic patterns or bigger objects like mock-ups of the Eiffel Tower.
The new device certainly created a buzz at the 2013 IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) Trade Fair. But online it has received major backing.
After originally asking for just $30,000 back in February on crowdfunding site Kickstarter, it managed to raise staggering $2.4 million in 34 days, 7,813 percent of its initial goal.