Getting Started

Not sure where to begin with your new 3Doodler Start. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get started with a few of the basics. By the end you’ll not only be doodling, but doodling well.


Micro USB Port

Plug in and recharge quickly and easily.

On / Off Switch

Slide this switch to turn it on. Allow 30 seconds for the pen to warm up. Out of power? Charge it up!

Insert A Strand

Click to start, then feed the strand until you feel it grip.

The Buttons

Click to Start, Click to Stop

One single click is all it takes to start your 3Doodler Start and one subsequent click is all it takes to stop it.

Reverse Feature

Double click to reverse the strand. If your strand is too short to reverse, give your pen a little shake upside down. If that still does not work, insert another strand and start the pen to change colors.

When inserting a fresh strand of plastic into your 3Doodler Start it can takeof 10-15 seconds for it to feed through so don’t panic if it doesn’t appear immediately.

Jammed Plastic?

First try pushing your plastic. As we mentioned before, don’t be afraid to push your plastic firmly down the length of the pen to ensure it engages with the gears and gets gripped properly. If the strand of plastic inside the pen is not long enough for you to grip or push by hand, you can also use another strand of plastic to push the first strand down and into the gear system.

Still Struggling?

Don’t worry, our support team is here to ensure you spend more time doodling designs than doodling with your pen. Just give us a shout here and let us know what’s going on.

LED Status Lights

The Three Colors

Red means the 3Doodler is warming up, green indicates it’s ready to doodle, and orange signals the pen is charging.

Doodling Tips

Extruding Plastic

Our Eco-Plastic extrudes from the nozzle. It will harden in a few seconds, giving you time to shape your 3Doodles to perfection.


If you are finding that the plastic won’t hold to the paper, or that it goes off in random directions, don’t worry! The solution is very simple. Push your pen’s nozzle firmly onto the paper and allow the plastic to extrude for a coupe of seconds, then lift the pen nozzle off the paper. The downward pressure will help your extruded plastic stick to the paper. We call this “anchoring.”

Snipping Ends

Keep your plastic strands clean. Use clippers or scissors to snip the plastic ends to avoid any unnecessary jams in your 3Doodler.

Welding Plastic

Try your hand at welding plastic to plastic. While extruding, simply touch the tip of the 3Doodler Start to each of the pieces that you wish to join together.

Smooth It Out

After welding plastic together, you have about 5 seconds to mold it into your preferred shape before it hardens. Don’t worry, the plastic isn’t hot! This will not only smooth your Doodle out, it will also give it a stronger structure.

Still Struggling?

Take a look at our 3Doodler start troubleshooting guide.
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