This post has been compensated by AtmosFlare 3D Pen. All opinions are mine alone. #AtmosFlare
I have a secret, 3D pens are fun. This week I got to try out the brand new AtmosFlare 3D Pen. This pen came straight from the manufacturer without all the bells and whistles that will be available when you order it. Mine came with two colors (red and blue), 4 tips, and a cap that helps clear the tips if they get jammed.
We started with some basic shapes: cubes, pyramids, and straight lines (but that start at the bottom and go up into the air).
Once we were comfortable with the pen we made a fun table. We drew the entire table top first. We drew it on our plastic cutting sheet. Then we added the legs. Once we were done drawing we flipped it over. Our legs weren’t all exactly the same length so we used a pair of scissors to do a little trimming.
It’s perfect for all the toys to gather around.
While having fun with our new 3D pen I figured out a few tips and tricks.
- Start squeezing before you turn on the light. This helps to keep the nozzle free from initial buildup.
- Going along with that, when you attach parts you will again want to ink your base/attachment point first then turn on the light. Otherwise, the ink may not stick to the surface.
- Don’t draw on white surfaces. For me the clear plastic sheet on my kitchen table worked best. You might also try cardboard.
- If the nozzle becomes clogged, use the cap to clear the blockage. If the blockage persists, remove the nozzle and clear the blockage with a paperclip.
- Try to store the pen upright while in frequent use so the ink stays in the tip. Otherwise, you will have to shake the pen or squeeze through the air pockets which might distort your line.
- Fresh batteries are important for the pen to work correctly. A battery will last about 4 hours. When it’s time to change your battery, the lighted “M” emblem will alert you by flashing three times.
- You might see moisture vapor near the tip of your pen as you draw. This is a harmless, odorless result of the 3D ink curing as excess moisture evaporates.
I decided to have a little fun drawing letters, and wrote out my name.