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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 4 2018 3:09 PM UTC +00:00
David CalabròBy David Calabrò
First created
David CalabròBy David Calabrò
First created
€565
pledged of €5,000pledged of €5,000 goal
32
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 4 2018 3:09 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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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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About

The idea behind this project is based on the creation of a simple and easy to use pen that at the same time has beautiful materials and quality.

I wanted to focus on the most easy and used pen, the Bic, looking at how its design helps the user to easily refill the ink and use the pen without any problem.

The pen has just 3 pieces, no springs, no breaking parts. I wanted to realise a pen with a full aluminium body that makes the pen light and elegant. The tip of the pen screws to the main body, where a classical aluminium refill fits in. Once the ink is ended, you will just need to screw the tip of the pen out and change the refill, done!

Simple, light, elegant, cheap... The next level Bic pen is here.

Risks and challenges

No risks, i already made a U pen without any problem using my own hands. I will just have to give the 3d model to a factory that using an automatic lathe would shape a perfect U pen.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    U are lucky

    Yes, you'll get the U pen for a lower contribution... What a luck!

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    Thank U!

    You will receive a U pen. Such a small effort, for a beautiful aluminium pen!

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    Pledge €15 or more About $17

    Hip hip UUrrà

    UUrrà! You will get your U pen with a U stand.

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    Pledge €20 or more About $23

    YO(U)R NAME - LIMITED EDITION

    You will receive a U pen + U stand with YOUR NAME sanded on it. You can also get the name of the person whom you want to give the pen naturally!

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    Pledge €30 or more About $34

    That's 4U

    4 U pens. For U, or for anyone you want.

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    Pledge €40 or more About $46

    4 all U need

    You will get 4 U pens with 4 stands to put it on your desk.

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    Pledge €50 or more About $57

    U ARE BIG

    A big pack with 8 U pens!

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    Pledge €100 or more About $114

    H(U)GE x10

    10 U pens + 10 U stands! JACKPOT!

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Funding period

- (30 days)