Friday, September 16, 2016

IDO3D Vertical Five Pen Art Set with 3D Vertical Light - Review

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

3D drawing pens have been introduced as the newest way to create remarkable artwork, especially for kids. RedwoodVentures has taken a step forward in the world of 3D drawing with IDO3D Vertical, making 3D drawing accessible for all families with sets starting at only $9.99. The IDO3D Vertical technology uses no heat or plastic filament. The pens are designed to use cool ink that reacts instantly to the built in LED light. The LED light solidifies the ink instantly allowing users to draw up, over and in 3D.

Because I'm a big kid at heart, I took the 3D set outside and made a couple of creations myself.  The kit includes an instruction booklet, an LED light, two plastic domes, a clear plastic square sheet, and a package of marker tips.  There are also five different colored pens - blue, red, orange, purple, and green.  The templates in the booklet includes ideas for beginner, intermediate and advanced projects.
Instructions are fairly easy to understand but I'm not so sure younger kids would get the hang of it.  The suggested age level for this 3D set is 8+ and I think that's appropriate.  

To create a 3D piece of art, you first need to twist on one of the marker tips on to the marker you want to use.  Then you need to slip the LED light on to the marker.  It doesn't stay securely in place, so you have to use your thumb to keep it on.  Then you turn the light on.  The batteries for the light are already included, so that's a plus.  It is important not to look directly in to the light.

As I mentioned before, the book includes project templates.  Once you've chosen the one you want to work with, you need to place the clear plastic sheet on top of that specific project.  Then you use the pen with light to trace the pieces.  My first creation was a pair of sunglasses.  It was easy enough to trace but required precision and a slow, steady hand.  To ensure that the material hardened as needed, I had to go over the pieces a couple of times with the LED light.  

My finished projects didn't come out perfectly, but it was fun enough to play with. 


Peggy said...

Oh my gosh, this is wonderful. I have to look for this for Christmas. Thank you for the reivew, I have not heard of it before.

An Apel a Day said...

It looks messy, yet fun! I like the glasses you created.