This Instructable shows you how to build a 3D candy pen. All you need to do is melt candies to make filaments, put it in the glue gun and draw 3D objects. This was a project by Lily Lew, Fumi Yamazaki and Simon Weinsteins at Science Hack Day SF 2015.
- Parchment paper
- Small metal plate
- Toaster Oven
- Glue gun that you don't need (you can purchase one at a dollar store)
Among the various candies we tried, we suggest Jolly Rancher hard candy which melts at a lower temperature and best for people who wants to do rapid prototyping.
I liked mint candy and CakePlay Isomalt Nibs candy, as they works well to make skinnier and robust sculptures, but will take a lot of time.
Feel free to explore with your own favorite candies!