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Neopenx : Innovative Rolling Ruler and Pen Combo (Canceled)

A Revolutionary pen that combines a ruler capable of measuring curved lines with a pen capable of marking those lines onto paper.

Neopenx : Innovative Rolling Ruler and Pen Combo (Canceled)

A Revolutionary pen that combines a ruler capable of measuring curved lines with a pen capable of marking those lines onto paper.

HK$ 5,045
pledged of HK$ 40,000pledged of HK$ 40,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 19 2018
Last updated June 19, 2018

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About

The Neopenx is a revolutionary tool that is going to change the way you measure objects, draw, and create. It is designed to be used by anyone that needs to measure anything especially anything that has a curved line. It is also designed to allow you to draw dimensionally correct curved lines on paper.

This ‘pen’ is both a measuring tool and a drawing tool. Designers, crafters, carpenters, and people who have to measure objects or sketch objects onto paper currently use a ruler and a pen to do their work. The ruler is an accurate tool for measuring a straight line, but when you have to measure a curved line, and you have to get the dimensions completely correct, the straight ruler cannot do the job accurately.

The Neopenx allows you to set the ruler aside and use the innovative measuring wheel on the pen to make accurate measurements of straight lines or curved lines. Then using the same tool you can draw a replica of the lines you measured onto paper to make a pattern, a blueprint, or a pictorial rendition of the object you measured.

Stainless Steel or Brass Construction of the Measuring Wheel

The housing of the pen is made from brass, stainless steel, or aluminum. All three of these metals are long lasting so the tool crafted from them will last longer. These materials increase the longevity of the pen, and they also increase the value of the tool and make it more aesthetically pleasing.

The Neopenx has a stainless steel measuring wheel. This measuring wheel is a round ruler that takes measurements of a surface as it glides over the surface of the object. The round measuring wheel is made from stainless steel because these materials are sturdy materials and by constructing the pen from them the design team of the pen has created a tool that will be reliable for a longer period of time. 

The stainless steel can also be cleaned without causing a concern of rust or corrosion, so you never have to worry that your measuring wheel is going to leave unsightly marks on the material you are drawing the design on. This feature means a lot to designers using fabric in their creative process.

2 Sizes of Measuring Wheels

This innovative tool is offered with two different size measuring wheels.

There is a small measuring wheel of 2.5 inches or 6.4cm (64mm). The wheel is marked with 2.5 inches on one side and the 6.4cm on the other side. You would use the small wheel to measure smaller items and also to draw your item sketches accurately on ordinarily sized sheets of paper.  

The large measuring wheel is a 4 inch or 10cm (100mm). This larger measuring wheel is perfect for larger things like items of furniture. 

How to use the Neopenx to take Measurements

You can use the measuring wheel to measure any straight line, curved line, or circle. Simply follow these steps:

 • Select a starting point on the object and slowly roll the measuring wheel over the surface of the object.  

 

• Count how many rotations the measuring wheel makes as it travels over the surface of the object or the sound of ''click''

• Multiply the number of rotations by the size of the wheel then add remaining units.

For example, The small wheel has a measurement of 2.5 inches. 

For each rotation of the wheel add another 2.5 inches.  

1 rotation = 2.5 inches  

2 rotations = 5 inches  

3 rotations = 7.5 inches

To measure a corner, or an angle using the measuring wheel you will add 2.5 inches or 64cm to whatever your wheel rotation count turns out to be.

Example: If you are measuring the inside corner of a wall then you would place the measuring wheel against the wall, glide it over the section you need to measure, add up your rotations and add either 2.5 inches, or 64cm to your final number.

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How to use the Neopenx to make Drawings

Drawing with the pen is as simple as pulling the measuring wheel out of the top of the triangular barrel and plug it into the bottom of the barrel. Turn the barrel to the marked starting point on the measuring wheel and start to draw the lines of the object you are drawing. 

The measuring wheel will show you the exact dimensions of the line you have drawn so you can make an accurate sketch.

The measuring wheel has a knurled surface to make it glide over surfaces easier so it can get an accurate measurement.

Ergonomic Design  

The Neopenx has a triangular shaped barrel. The shape of the barrel reduces hand strain because the triangular shape is more comfortable to hold while you work. You are less likely to have the pen slip out of your grasp while you are working, and you can work for longer periods of time without having stress from gripping your drawing tool.  

It can increase the touching area.

Who Will the Neopenx be Beneficial to?

This tool is going to be beneficial to the majority of people. It will be used daily to create drawings, sketches, make measurements and sign documents.

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It will be used by teachers, artists, painters, writers, designers, fashion designers, carpenters, architects, businessmen, and people who simply love to draw and doodle on paper.

Pen Dimensions  

Length: 5.7 inches (144mm)  

Width: 0.5 Inches (12.7mm)

 
 

Refillable 

The Neopenx is made to accept ink refill cartridges especially designed to fit the device. You will not have to worry about running out of ink in the middle of a project. The compatible ink cartridges come in a variety of colors. The Replacement cartridges that are compatible with this device include:  

•Pilot G2 Pro •Pilot Hi-Tec-C "Standard" - 0.25mm (BLS-HC25)  

•Pilot Hi-Tec-C "Standard"- 0.3mm (BLS-HC3)  

•Pilot Hi-Tec-C "Standard"- 0.4mm (BLS-HC4)  

•Pilot Hi-Tec-C "Standard"- 0.5mm (BLS-HC5)  

•Pilot Frixion Ball Gel Multi Pen (LFBTRF refill) - 0.38mm  

•Pilot Frixion Ball Gel Multi Pen (LFBTRF refill) - 0.5mm  

•Pilot Frixion Ball Gel Multi Pen (LFTRF refill) - 0.38mm  

•Pilot FriXion Ball 2 Biz Gel Pen Refill - 0.38 mm  

•Pilot Frixion Erasable Gel Pen Refill (LFRF30P4) - 0.4mm  

•Pilot Frixion BLS-FR5 (LFBK-23EF-B refill) - 0.5mm

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Manufacturing process
Prototypes
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We made prototypes using 3D printing techniques and using a CNC Machine. The sketches of the pen were used to make a 3D printed sample and then the CHC machine was used to create the metal prototypes. A laser created the marks on the measuring wheel/ruler.

 
Production Timeline  

August – December 2017 – Research, Design, and Mockup  

January – February 2018 – 3D model and CNC machined Prototypes  

March 2018 –Photos shooting & Video Shooting  

May 2018 -Kickstarter Funding Period

July - September 2018 – Production  

Oct - Assembly, Packing & Shipping

Why Kickstarter?

I believe Kickstarter is a good platform to help me showcase my idea and get investors. To raise funds to help with the cost of molding fee, tooling fee, and the packaging of the product. Moreover, I need to meet the MOQ from the manufacturer.

Risks and challenges

The shipment process might be a little bit later than the estimated dates. To insure a high quality product our production process should be slightly adjusted. We will keep you informed of our updated progress on the campaign.

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    1 x Round Ruler S for Neopenx

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    Super Early Bird! Pen 23%OFF

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    Super Early Bird Set L 23% OFF

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    Neopenx Set S/L

    1x Neopenx Aluminum pen + 1x Ruler S/L Set
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    Neopenx Brass

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    2x Neopenx Set S/L

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    RETAIL TASTER PACKAGE 1

    20x Neopenx Aluminum pen (Ruler not included, only pen)
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    15x Neopenx Set S/L

    15x Neopenx Aluminum pen + 15x Ruler S/L Set
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    RETAIL TASTER PACKAGE 2

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    30x Neopenx Set S/L

    30x Neopenx Aluminum pen + 30x Ruler S/L Set
    ~USD 1200
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    RETAIL TASTER PACKAGE 3

    50x Neopenx Aluminum pen (Ruler not included, only pen)
    ~USD 1256
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Funding period

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