Thursday, January 26, 2012

The X-Tylus

This is what the first prototype of the X-Tylus looks like. It's going to be sweet...

Getting ready to ship...


The X-Pen is coming along nicely, and we are just about ready to start shipping. Here are some pictures...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

We got the funding, now it's time to make some pens...

On December 14th, we got the funding from Kickstarter--almost $16,000! It was a great experience, and we are now in production mode. They look incredible! Attached are some pictures of the parts in progress. The folks at Quality Concepts Machine are doing a great job. They have been very professional to work with , and make an incredible product.

Here's the process... First, they start with a rod of stainless steel and rough form it:

Next, they machine in the cosmetic grooves, as well as the o-ring grooves.

This is a picture of the back of the pen, complete with o-ring grooves...

Here's the finished part (after we take off the "nub"):

Here's the back on the pen, and the finished cap as well:

Another shot of the finished pen and cap:

And the finished product...

We are still on track to start shipping later this month. So far, so good!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The X-Pen, now with a lid...

The response to the X-Pen over the past several days has been incredible! We've had several people mention that they want a cap for the pen, though. So, we looked at a way to put a nice cap on the pen, and feel that we have a great design. It's simply a carbon tube with a stainless tip. It looks great! Here are a few pics: We're going to offer it for $50 (no base is included!). Let me know what you think!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Add the X-Pen

The Fling project on Kickstarter was a success! We were able to achieve our funding goal and delivered all of the catapults to our customers. Thanks to all that participated!

I'm working with a great internet marketer to get a website setup for the direct sale of the catapults. To go along with it, we are introducing a new product that we call the X-Pen. It's an incredible pen that is made of carbon fiber with a machined stainless steel tip and back. It houses the incredible Pilot Hi-Tec C, which is one of the finest pen refills available. Here are some pictures of the latest prototype.

Friday, September 23, 2011

We made it!

Barring a huge natural disaster, we'll get the funding this weekend for the Fling. As of right now, we are about $250 over the $3,500 goal we had set. It's fun to see that it made it. We also have the production version ready to go, complete with aluminum rivets. It looks sharp. Here are a few pictures. I also included a highlighter in one of the pictures to give you a sense of the scale of the part. They work great!