We've all been in situations where we just needed to draw a small line or take a quick measurement, but didn't have a ruler at our disposal. We then have to use another pen as a ruler or even the edge of a paper to make a line!
To tackle this universally annoying problem, I considered the design of the world's most successful pen: the BIC Crystal Ball-Point, and decided to redesign its cap into a handy ruler!
Why did I choose BiC? It's simply the most used pen in the world with over 100 Billion pens sold so far! In fact, by the time you read this paragraph, around 3000 BiC pens were sold! and they could definitely use a REKAP Ruler as a companion!
Small, Compact and extremely Handy, REKAP is a Ruler Cap that redefines the use of pen caps. It's around 9 cm or 3.5 in long, and 9 mm wide. These dimensions were ergonomically selected to allow writing with a Bic pen while a REKAP is installed on it, without compromising Bic's comfortable design. REKAP Ruler Caps come in three colors: Blue, Red and Black.They fit a wide variety of Bic pens that have the famous hexagonal barrel design.
WHY DO I NEED YOUR SUPPORT?
The REKAP Ruler Cap is a simple plastic product.
While the ruler caps featured in the video are fully functional 3D printed prototypes, the actual manufacturing of the REKAP Ruler Caps is done by Plastic Injection Molding.
The main goal of this campaign is to cover the expensive tooling cost for plastic injection molding, and make REKAP Rulers accessible to students, office workers, designers, and all humans who occasionally need a ruler...
Hello Kickstarters! My name is Haytham. I'm a mechanical design engineer and a private pilot, and I currently work in the Aerospace industry in Canada. I have a passion for design and invention and I'm working on several product design projects. REKAP Ruler Caps is the first one I'm launching on KICKSTARTER. My goal is to design useful and smart products that could help people in their everyday lives. Thanks a lot for your support!
Risks and challenges
In order to produce the REKAP Ruler Caps at a reasonable price, I teamed up with an overseas plastic manufacturer that has an extensive experience in this domain, and they're just waiting for the order to be placed to start productions.
The main concern is in the delays that might occur due to large quantity orders. For that matter, early backers will receive their REKAP Ruler Caps from the first production batch, and late backers will be receiving theirs from the following batches. Even though the Quality of each Cap is checked at the factory, I will personally inspect the first batch to make sure it meets my expectations.
The Supply of the Bic Pens will be through Staples or a Bic supplier in US or Canada.
To speed things up, and since most backers are located in North America, all the rewards will be packaged and shipped from Canada,
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