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FireFly Pen

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 by in All Kickstarter Pens, Kickstarter Pens

[ FireFly ] Pen – a Fine Quality glow-in-the-dark pen, allowing easier access in the dark and low light conditions.

In complete darkness,
The light of a FireFly…
Can shine as bright as the stars.

-Darriel K. Caston

The blue-green [ Glow ] you see in the cap of the Titanium [ FireFly ] Pen in the pictures below were taken in low light situations after the Glow Insert was charged with a flashlight.
Writing is an experience.  The flow of words on any medium is your thoughts, your ideas, your memories, your hellos and goodbyes that are manifesting into existence…becoming real.

I love pens and I love flashlights and I love glow-in-the-dark products. A flashlight requires power, glow materials do not…they are charged by the light around us…it just seem a natural evolution to meld a pen with the elements of light.

I have been creating designs on 2D CAD and out of my garage for the last 20 years.  When the capabilities of 3D CAD started to show promise I was intrigue.  3D software became another toy to play with and to develop designs…then came the ability to 3D print products…things started to really come together.  Designs that were not possible in a conventional  garage workshop, became a possibility with 3D software and sending it off to a 3D printer.

3D software allowed me to conceptualize the wildest things.

The first versions of the FireFly was designed on the computer and printed in 3D plastic.  But the ability to print it in metal was not refined enough at this time unless you used silver which was way to expensive and the plastic was not tough enough.