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Cool stuff: the pen edition

One of the things I wanted to do when I started keeping a blog on my own site was blog more about random stuff I have found that I like. And then a week ago today was the first Eagan farmer’s market of the year, and I had an example present itself. The farmer’s market was still in semi-pathetic late spring/early summer mode (it has been a very late spring here), sort of in the, “Do you want rhubarb? We got rhubarb. And scallions. And rhubarb. You want something else? No you don’t, how about rhubarb?” mode as far as the produce is concerned.

But! The Eagan farmer’s market does not live by produce alone, so I came home happy and laden with other nice things. And one of the people whose entire table I wanted to bring home was this guy.

You guys. The circuit board pens. They are so cool. There’s also an array of other neat pens if that’s not your thing, but the black and the green circuit board pens are so nice. They’re not fountain pens, but the ballpoint/rollerball hybrid he uses is incredibly smooth. Not at all scratchy, very well flowing. (Of course I stood there and tested the nibs. Of course I did.)

Anyway. I thought you would want to know. More cool stuff to follow.

3 thoughts on “Cool stuff: the pen edition

  1. What does it mean by “set in acrylic”? Because circuit boards have some nasty stuff in them that prolonged exposure is a bad idea for. As long as the acrylic is on *top*, awesome, rock on, that is very cool indeed.

  2. Yes, the acrylic is definitely on top of the circuit board, or it would be far less pleasant to hold on a much shorter-term basis.

    1. Phew.

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