When You Try to Raise $30K and Instead Get $1.8M

3DoodlerWhen a Kickstarter project sets out to raise $30,000, and smashes through that goal in five hours — and then five days later it’s raised more than $1.8 million — you gotta wonder, how did they not see that coming?

A “3D printing pen” called 3Doodler is the latest sensation on the crowdfunding site. (Well, there was also the Kickstarter-backed film that won an Oscar last night, “Inocente.” Not too shabby.)

The creators of 3Doodler say they were totally unprepared for its success — but that doesn’t mean they’re not able to fulfill the demand, and as much more accumulates in the next 27 days before their Kickstarter campaign ends.

You could think of the 3Doodler as a hot glue gun that makes sculptures in the air. The trick is that it both heats and then rapidly cools plastic strands, so they hold their shape.

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