Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

A 3D-Printing Soap Suds Pen Takes Bubble Baths to the Next Level

Illustration for article titled A 3D-Printing Soap Suds Pen Takes Bubble Baths to the Next Level

Replacing desktop 3D printers with hand-held 3D-printing pens never quite lived up to the promise of letting users turn sketches into real-life objects. And that’s partly because 3D-printing pens aren’t as forgiving as this 3D Foam Pen that swaps melted plastic for soap suds.

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled A 3D-Printing Soap Suds Pen Takes Bubble Baths to the Next Level

The $42 foam pen is also much safer than 3D-printing pens which have to heat up in order to melt the plastic they extrude. Remember the burns you got the last time you tried to use a hot glue gun? There’s no risk of that happening here because this pen creates 3D shapes using the same foaming liquid hand soap you have sitting next to your bathroom sink.

Advertisement

There’s no manual pumping required here either. The pen automatically froths the liquid soap inside it into a foam. You just need to press a single button to extrude it from a nozzle. You don’t even have to worry about cleaning up a mess afterwards, either. Since the pen just spits out soap, wherever it’s being used is already halfway cleaned.

Watching this video will answer absolutely zero of your questions about the product since it’s all in Japanese, but if a couple of 10-year-old girls can master a 3D Foam Pen in just a few minutes, there’s no reason an adult couldn’t master it in just a few months.

[Japan Trend Shop]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

MyBSNfornow
MyBSNfornow

If they make it waterproof, people can use it in the bath. I suppose it could be marketed to kids, but who is kidding, I’d take a bath just to build soap foam things.

If they include heat and allow it to build using milk foam, I can see some weird coffee shops using it, but it’s really better to see them make those things themselves anyways.