Kits still available
Are you still there? Good. One thing I forgot to mention in the last update is that the Hacker Edition kits are still available for sale at Tindie.com:
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The PressurePen has been in a holding pattern for a while now, selling a few units here and there and finally depleting the stock from the first run. In the... Read more
The last of the US Kickstarter rewards are shipping out today, and all US pre-orders will go out later this week. Because of the shortage of tips, those orders that... Read more
Shipping update - all $60 rewards shipped
Today, I dropped off the last of the $60 rewards at the post office, and they are currently winging their way to their new homes.
Most of the $80 rewards... Read more
App support update
Great news! The first commercial app to support PressurePen is now available for Android - Infinite Painter: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brakefield.painterfull
For those of you with iPads, iOS apps are coming soon as well.... Read more
What happened to November?
What happened to shipping the PressurePen in November? I'll tell you.
The realities of building a part from a mold happened. Molds were made, then warped or broke, and the... Read more
Hot off the presses
Here you can see the first production model PressurePen shell (background) against the latest 3D printed prototype (foreground). This is pulled fresh from the mold this morning (plus some time... Read more
Production begins today!
Today I met with the production company that will be producing the first batch of molded PressurePen shells to review the final adjustments to the shell design. The current design... Read more
Asking for more help
In addition to production taking longer than I ever anticipated, one continuing spot of stress is application support for the PressurePen. Being a new product without a large user base... Read more
First batch of kits go out today!
PressurePen Hacker Edition kits are in the mail today making their way to the Kickstarter backers who ordered the kits as their $30 reward, and the first few orders at... Read more
Available for pre-order now!
If you want to pick up a PressurePen stylus or kit, but missed out on the Kickstarter funding, you can get yours at the Kickstarter price for a limited time... Read more
The final pieces are falling into place for the PressurePen first run.
Circuit boards have been tested and, with one small adjustment, are ready to go. You can see one... Read more
Parts coming together
Parts and components are coming together for the PressurePen rev2 (the version going out to donors as rewards). Thanks for your patience. Part of what I've learned in this process... Read more
Simple Styli have shipped
All $10, $15 and $25 backers should receive their Simple Styli in the mail in the next few days.
As for international backers, yours will be shipping out soon, and... Read more
Rewards shipping soon!
Happy Independence Day, everyone (that lives in the US, anyway)!
In the next few days, the first rewards will be shipping out to people who ordered the simple stylus. All... Read more
Revisions coming along
The design revisions to the updated, slimmer PressurePen shells are nearly complete. Once I've had a chance to test a couple of samples, I'm confident I'll be able to go... Read more
Now that the PressurePen is fully funded (thanks!), I still need your help to decide a few things.
In the coming days, I'll be posting some questions on the PressurePen... Read more
First: With only a few hours to go, the PressurePen campaign has reached its goal of $10,000!Thanks to everyone that helped spread the word, blogged, liked, tweeted, and generally... Read more
New stylus tip material
After experimenting with a variety of materials - mainly conductive elastomers and fluorosilicone - with mixed results, we have hit upon an excellent candidate for the final stylus tip material.... Read more
The other day, I sat down with my friend, designer/filmmaker Napoleon Wright. From that interview, he has created an excellent video documenting the PressurePen story, as well as some details... Read more
At the halfway mark
Today we've reached the halfway point in the PressurePen campaign, both in time and pledges. With two weeks left, we're nearly at 50% of the $10,000 goal. My thanks goes... Read more
Articles about PressurePen
So far, PressurePen and I have been mentioned in a few articles online:
http://dotekomanie.blog.mobilmania.cz/2012/05/pressurepen-kresleni-a-psani-na-tabletu/ (in Czech)
http://arbhd.com/index.php/%D8%A3%D8%AC%D9%87%D8%B2%D8%A9-%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%86%D9%88%D8%B9%D8%A9/2157-%D9%82%D9%84%D9%85-pressurepen-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%83%D8%AA%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%86%D9%8A-%D9%84%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%85-%D8%AC%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B9-%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D8%B7%D9%88%D8%B7-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%AC%D9%87%D8%B2%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%84%D9%88%D8%AD%D9%8A%D8%A9.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter (in Arabic)
http://www.gizmodo.es/2012/05/26/pressurepen-el-lapiz-optico-con-sensores-de-presion-para-artistas-tableteros.html (in Spanish)
http://www-es.news-republic.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=8&articleid=3028257 (in Spanish)
http://tipps4android.de/pressurepen-druckempfindlicher-stylus-f%C3%BCr-jedes-ipad-und-android (in German)
http://www.journaldugeek.com/2012/05/28/stylet-pressurepen-detecter-niveau-pression-tablette-ios-android... Read more
Taking a test drive
While at a client's office recently, I asked two of the resident graphic designers to give the current prototype PressurePen a try. After a moment's introduction, this is what they... Read more