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In[K]ception: the world's best fidget-spinner pen. Shipping world wide. Great for the anxious professional: for everyone.
In[K]ception: the world's best fidget-spinner pen. Shipping world wide. Great for the anxious professional: for everyone.
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Welcome to our first Kickstarter. We're thrilled to offer you In[K]ception, the world's first fidget spinner signature pen. 

About In[K]ception: 

  • Fully metallic, made with an aluminum alloy
  • Uses high quality Schneider ink 
  • Top cap can spin for 30 seconds

 Anxious? We got you covered.

Look: anxiety is on the rise. We all know this. But here's an article just to underscore this point: 

Many people turn to anti-anxiety medication for help. This can work. But for many, medication is not the solution. 

Fidget spinners, stress balls are nothing new, but as Americans get more stressed, and continue to do so, we'll see more and more of these little devices

The problem is they look like toys. Teacher's will take 'em up. Employers will look at you funny. Heck, even your dog will think it's theirs.

A good solution in a bad package. 

That's where in[K]ception comes in. No more silly toys. It's time for a fidget spinner for the professional, for the student. 

You're welcome. 

 (besides the best pen in the world)

 Precision crafted pen - In[k]ception,  luxury silver color

Elegant designing and streamline shape with Rose Gold Color - Perfect for both young man and female

You also get a really, really fancy box. Very fancy.

 All pens come with a super sleek leather sleeve.

To replace the ink cartridge, simply apply pressure to the small rod on the cap. Proceed to rotate the main shaft of the pen "lefty lucy". Take the two components apart and walla! the ink is accessible for an easy exchange. Did we mention you can get Schneider ink at Amazon? We love it.

To write, simply rotate the main shaft of the counterclockwise as seen the video below. Walla!

Then put pen to paper, with the pointy end towards the paper, and with almost no effort you can write! 

To spin, simply flick the top part with your thumb. Or fingers. Or mouth (ew).  

Did we mention that it's fully metallic? Cuz it is. 

 This is Terry at Rice!

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 “A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules.” – Inception, 2010 

 That's why we created the In[k]ception. We were shocked by the gorgeous plots and magical action stunts from “Inception” in 2010. And we were fascinated by their “totems”, which for Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, was a little spinning top. On the basis of this little spinning top, the legitimacy of the previous 3 hours was left to hinge. And this uncertainty left us to ponder: can we, too, have such a powerful little totem? What can we make that will leave an audience in such suspense? Another Spinning top? No, that’s not cool. 

My friends Nick and Apollo, through much inspiration, decided to combine a ball point pen with a spinner. And in 2014, we got our first Prototype: Ink R1. We put a rotatory ring at the top and using a bearing to hold it. And bam-- we had a spinner-pen. The spinning lasted pretty long, too. But Apollo wasn't a big fan of the design. The rotatory ring protruded from the top, kinda like a drop tower at theme parks. It was awkward, and it would even scratch us as we carried it. No bueno. So we redesigned it. Nick suggested that we make the spinning top smooth and streamlined with the rest of the pen. It worked. 

By August of 2017 we had solidified our design criteria and negotiated with a manufacturer. And thus In[k]ception was born. Its streamlined design makes it easy to carry. It’s easy to refill and ink is a quick order away on Amazon. But most of all, it's a functional-spinner-pen-you-can-be-proud-of! 

“A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules.” – Inception, 2010 

We hope that In[K]ception can rewrite yours. 

<Inception> 2010. Christopher Nolan

 

 

The pen is 37.6 g in mass. The pen body and shaft are composed of  an anodized grade 6063 aluminum alloy. The bearing is silver nitride, and the counterweight is brass. Now that's a nice pen!

 

 

 

We are committed to continually improving upon our products. Our next 

step is to replace the aluminum shell with an even fancier material: 

porcelain. We consider the steps of luxury watch giants such as Chanel 

and Rolex. Just look at Chanel J12-- beautifully porcelain. We’ll do the 

same with In[K]ception. This upcoming iteration will really jive with your 

style.

 

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"We are C60." 

Founded in 2016, C60 now consists of Nick, Apollo and Terry. Our name comes from the C60 molecule, aka the "Fullerene", "Buckyball", "Buckminster Fullerene", or as "the world's smallest soccer ball." This molecule was discovered here at Rice University by Harry Kroto, Richard Smalley and Robert Kurl. It won these scientist the Nobel prize in 1985. 

Like the Fullerene, we at C60 want to be a united, strong, highly symmetrical and game-changing team. We want to change the world with our products. We really dig your support. 

 Indeed, we've spent a bunch of time thinking about this stuff. The team gets inspiration from all areas, including the Rice University architecture building. 

 Here's one of our initial informational meetings with students. 

 Same meeting. We just want to emphasize how much we enjoy this project. Feedback is not just welcome, we seek it out!

Risks and challenges

Main challenge: making pens fast.
We expect a bunch of interest in In[K]ception. And if we get a ton of orders, well, it could take a while. Expect to see the pens in late March or early April.

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