When the concept of a ‘3D Printing Pen’ launched a little over a year ago, it was met with equal parts “this is just freakin’ awesome” and “what the heck should I do with this thing?”

Design visualization specialist, aerial cinematographer, Maker and all-around mad genius Matt Quest has created what is sure to go down as one of the best uses for a 3D printing pen to date: a quadcopter design.

Using a 3D Airpen, Matt has provided us with an awesome timelapse video that shows how he went from template to fully-functional prototype in 2.5 hours.

The Making Of and Testing:

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The Final Product Presented in Turntable Glory:

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As you can see from the first video, Matt starts with a simple template on blue tape (good call for a smooth non-stick surface) and then builds his form until it reaches the desired thickness…






…until he has reached the final product…



If you haven’t checked out our EngineerVsDesigner episode featuring Max Bogue of 3Doodler talking about 3D printing pens, you should!

See it here:


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.