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A Fidgeter with a function! The 'sPEN' is a pen that integrates a fun fidget spinner!
A Fidgeter with a function! The 'sPEN' is a pen that integrates a fun fidget spinner!
A Fidgeter with a function! The 'sPEN' is a pen that integrates a fun fidget spinner!
384 backers pledged $17,603 to help bring this project to life.

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It's been awhile since I've made a pen! Welcome to my 16th project: The 'sPEN'!
The 'sPEN' ("Spin + Pen") uses a precision, knurled insert that integrates with the pen barrel. Spin with your fingers! Perfect for fidgeting while writing your next line!

 

 

The 'sPEN' uses the Pilot G2 ink refill. 

 

 

The 'sPEN' knurled spinner is available in:

  • Copper 
  • Brass 
  • Bright Aluminum 
  • Black Anodized Aluminum 
  • Blue Anodized Aluminum 
  • Red Anodized Aluminum.

The 'sPEN' (tip, barrel, cap and end) is precision machined from beautiful 6061-T6 Aluminum. 

 

 

 

 

 

The optional Pen Stand is ~1.37" diameter and  is precision machined from beautiful 6061-T6 Aluminum. 

 

 

 

The 'sPEN' cap is postable (can be stored on back of the pen when writing).

The 'sPEN' measures and about 5.87" long (capped) with a .437" diameter. 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

I have successfully delivered several other Kickstarter projects.

The 'sPEN'' will be made in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which eliminates the issue of dealing with out of state machine shops and shipping logistics.
Production costs and allowances have already been established.

My machinists experience and successful delivery of other Kickstarter projects, gives me great insight to production considerations, e.g. how to design the 'sPEN' and time effective production and delivery.

The material used for the 'sPEN' have good availability and are not subject to extreme pricing spikes or shortages.

If I need to ramp up production speed or in the unlikely event I get hit by a bus, I have another local machine shop that will assist.

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    **EARLY BIRD** w/ Aluminum Spinner

    One (1) 'sPEN' with Postable Cap
    One (1) Bright Aluminum Knurled Spinner
    One (1) Pilot G2 Ink Refill

    *** ADD $8 TO PLEDGE FOR EACH OPTIONAL 'PEN STAND' ***

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    **EARLY BIRD** w/ Brass Spinner

    One (1) 'sPEN' with Postable Cap
    One (1) Brass Knurled Spinner
    One (1) Pilot G2 Ink Refill

    *** ADD $8 TO PLEDGE FOR EACH OPTIONAL 'PEN STAND' ***

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    **EARLY BIRD** w/ Color Anodized Spinner

    One (1) 'sPEN' with Postable Cap
    One (1) Color Anodized Knurled Spinner
    One (1) Pilot G2 Ink Refill

    *** ADD $8 TO PLEDGE FOR EACH OPTIONAL 'PEN STAND' ***

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    w/ Aluminum Spinner

    One (1) 'sPEN' with Postable Cap
    One (1) Bright Aluminum Knurled Spinner
    One (1) Pilot G2 Ink Refill

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    **EARLY BIRD** w/ Copper Spinner

    One (1) 'sPEN' with Postable Cap
    One (1) Copper Knurled Spinner
    One (1) Pilot G2 Ink Refill

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    w/ Brass Spinner

    One (1) 'sPEN' with Postable Cap
    One (1) Brass Knurled Spinner
    One (1) Pilot G2 Ink Refill

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    w/ Color Anodized Spinner

    One (1) 'sPEN' with Postable Cap
    One (1) Color Anodized Knurled Spinner
    One (1) Pilot G2 Ink Refill

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    w/ Copper Spinner

    One (1) 'sPEN' with Postable Cap
    One (1) Copper Knurled Spinner
    One (1) Pilot G2 Ink Refill

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    **EARLY BIRD** DOUBLE w/ Spinner Choice

    Two (2) 'sPEN's with Postable Caps
    Two (2) YOUR CHOICE of Knurled Spinners!
    Two (2) Pilot G2 Ink Refills

    *** ADD $8 TO PLEDGE FOR EACH OPTIONAL 'PEN STAND' ***

    *** With this "Double" reward pledge, you get your choice of Two (2) Knurled Spinners in any of the available finishes you want.
    Will collect the specific choices via the survey ***

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    DOUBLE w/ Spinner Choice

    Two (2) 'sPEN's with Postable Caps
    Two (2) YOUR CHOICE of Knurled Spinners!
    Two (2) Pilot G2 Ink Refills

    *** ADD $8 TO PLEDGE FOR EACH OPTIONAL 'PEN STAND' ***

    *** With this "Double" reward pledge, you get your choice of Two (2) Knurled Spinners in any of the available finishes you want.
    Will collect the specific choices via the survey ***

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    TITANIUM - LIMITED!

    One (1) Titanium 'sPEN's with Postable Caps
    One (1) YOUR CHOICE of Knurled Spinners!
    One (1) Pilot G2 Ink Refills

    *** ADD $8 TO PLEDGE FOR EACH OPTIONAL 'PEN STAND' ***

    *** With this "Titanium" reward pledge, you get your choice of One (1) Knurled Spinner in any of the available finishes you want.
    Will collect the specific choices via the survey ***

    ***This reward was added 2/14/2017. See Update #1 for reward details***

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