Apollo Pens on Kickstarter flew past 30K funding goal in 2 days


The Apollo Technical Pen and Drafting Scale Kickstarter campaign beat their $30,000 funding goal in less than 2 days. Machined out of aerospace-grade titanium and marine-grade stainless steel, the Apollo Pen features a hexagonal body with a knurled grip. It can accept 50+ precision point refills and has a modular design that allows you to convert it into a mechanical pencil or a capacitive stylus. The Apollo pen is cool, but the optional Tri-Scale is takes things to another level. The scale is a 6-sided ruler with a 3-pen carrying system built into it. The pen and scales will be available in 3 finishes including Satin Silver, Black Stealth and Steampunk Brass. Shipping is scheduled for February 2014. You can reserve your own Apollo pen with a minimum pledge of $59. To receive a pen and the Tri-Scale, you’ll have to pledge a minimum of $209. The campaign ends on December 13th.

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9 comments… add one
  • Daniel Bertalotto November 5, 2013, 2:05 pm

    Holy moly, I’m slobbering over this one. I’m no draftsman, but I’d use this whether I need it or not!

  • poqeteer November 5, 2013, 5:48 pm

    Wow! Reminds me of drafting class, when I was thinking of becoming an architect. These are beautiful. To bad I would probably never use them, but boy do I want them. I will resist. I will resist. I will resist.

  • Jerry Vandesic November 5, 2013, 7:40 pm

    They look a lot like the Rotring 600 pens / pencils that I have. Probably my favorite .5mm pencil, and the fountain pen is quite good also.

  • Anson November 6, 2013, 8:03 am

    I too still love my 90’s Rotring 600 fountain pen to bits. However the complete set in this project is too rich for my blood.
    Tho- I am ordering the standalone pen with some additional added “mods” 😉

  • John November 6, 2013, 9:23 am

    Looks like a lot of people who don’t know about the awesome (and affordable) Alumicolor scales. I wouldn’t trade my 12″ set, or my 6″ pocket set, for any other.

  • John November 6, 2013, 9:41 am

    Here you go: http://www.alumicolor.com/product/scales.htm

    Both 6″ Pocket Scales and the Solid Triangular Drafting Scales are top-notch. I bought my engineer’s in silver, and architect’s in gold, so they’re easy to tell apart.

  • poqeteer November 6, 2013, 3:38 pm

    I also have a Rotring pen… Somewhere. In one of my desk drawers. This is why I just resist getting this set. I’ll never use it.

    Also have a triangular scale somewhere… And a t-square… Yes I don’t throw enough stuff away. But I do use them, well the t-square.

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