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Pumpkin spice is everywhere in autumn. Whether or not you’re a fan, you can make some seasonal decorations to place around your home or to use as a centerpiece on your table. You can even enlarge the pattern to make a pumpkin to place outdoors. This one won’t rot or get eaten by squirrels. Start with Slices To make a small version of this pumpkin, use the apple stencil and the orange ABS filament. Trace around each “slice.” Instead of filling in each slice completely, draw curved lines that are parallel to the outer edge. This will give you the...

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Once you've gotten the hang of drawing in 2D with Morphpen, you can start building up your work to make in 3D. A fun exercise to practice lettering and creating 3D shapes is making a monogram. This simple design gets you to practice lettering in 2D first. Once you've created two identical monograms, you can connect them using the printing pen to make a 3D shape that stands up. Begin With a Great Font You can print a font out from your computer, or draw it yourself. We chose to draw our own block letters for this monogram. Trace Over...

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When you start drawing with your 3D printing pen, you probably want to do one of the things it was made for: draw in the air. Many beginner tutorials demonstrate how to draw a cube in 3D.However, if you try it, you might find that it's not as easy as it looks. If you want to draw a straighter, more symmetrical cube, try one of these hacks. (You can also check out this blog post for other tips and tricks for using MorphPen. Box 3D Printing Hack #1: Use Graph Paper If you use graph paper, you'll be able to...

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Although the MorphPen is a 3D printing pen, that doesn’t mean that you can’t use it to make 2D drawings. In fact, if you feel a little overwhelmed learning how to use it, making 2D designs can help you practice a variety of techniques. You can start off at the beginner level and move up to more complicated works of art just by drawing on paper with your 3D pen. Beginner 2D Drawing If you’re just starting out, grab any line drawing to trace. Follow these instructions to get started with MorphPen. This example shows how to use the MorphPen...

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If you’ve already tried using the MorphPen, you have probably discovered its versatility. You can make just about anything you can imagine using this 3D printer pen. Below are some tips and tricks for using the MorphPen that will help you make the most of the pen’s functions. Technical Issues For faster loading, make sure that the drawing speed is set to the fastest speed when loading the filament. If your pen rests for five minutes without being used, the temperature will drop. You’ll need to press the Load Filament button to heat it up again. Watch the display to...

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