Brauller - A pen and a ruler always on hand

Brauller - A pen and a ruler always on hand

From two fundamental instruments for professionals such as architects and designers i have created a new tool: the Brauller, a pen, and a ruler that is also the case for the p...

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From two fundamental instruments for professionals such as architects and designers i have created a new tool: the Brauller, a pen, and a ruler that is also the case for the pen, now you can carry a pen and a ruler as if they were one single object - a technical tool.

As a designer my main tool is the pen that i always carry with me, it is from the tip of this instrument that all my ideas start to take shape. I´ve been searching for the right tool since my days as an architecture student, and i´ve been doing it, just like a craftsman searching for the perfect tool, you see, in my perception i see an architect/designer working on his drawings as a craftsman working on his products. I believe that both should be performed with great passion and with the beloved tools. As i never found a tool that pleased me i decided to create one - the Brauller, a pen,and a ruler that is also the case for the pen, so this way one can carry both, as if they were one single object, an object that looks like a technical tool, a tool that carries the image of architects and designers

 The Brauller (pen and ruler) weighs 60 grams (2,1oz)

 The Brauller is sculpted from the finest aluminum and then all components are anodized, so the Brauller it is both light and resistant.

 The writing instrument

  • We get used to our pen, and to write or to draw with a different instrument is sometimes a nightmare. On the other hand the pen we use every day is an accessory that we like to switch such as, for example  the clock. Thanks to a modular design you can change the look of your Brauller. In just a few seconds it will become a different pen but that remains the same on the essentials.
  • One pen, four different looks - the available looks are: the "Gray Cut", the " Black Cut",  the "Night Cut" and the "Violet Cut". Each look is composed by a barrel and a knurled grip, so by mixing the looks you can obtain unique combinations.
  • More looks? My goal is to continue to innovate the Brauller writing instrument, in the future there will be even more variety, new looks with different colors, shapes and materials, always compatible with the Brauller one is buying now.
  • The Brauller writing instrument can be compatible with all major types of commercially available refills. The included refill is the Pilot BLSGC4 G-TEC GEL (black). This refill has a very precise line with only 0.2 mm thick. Live colors and a good dark black that drys instantly avoiding to get your hands dirty, smudging the drawing or leave smudges on the reverse of the sheet as occurs with traditional rollerball ink gel refills. The Pilot offers this refills in10 different colors

 The measuring instrument

  • The scale of the ruler is laser engraved and can be in centimeters or inches.
  • You can choose to purchase your Brauller with a scalimeter (architect scale), for this just add the reward "Architect Scales". Brauller measuring instrument can have two different scales, one on each side.

About the author

My name is Hélder Fernandes and i am the creator of the Brauller. I graduated in architecture and work as a designer for over a decade. My main interests are architecture, design, music and film. I believe there is always a solution, if it is difficult to find - better. 

I believe the crowdfunding platforms represent a new opportunity for new products and for emerging brands, which in my perspective translates into a benefit for the consumer , since the major brands that dominate the markets have the ability to stifle new products that sometimes are quite innovative . Therefore I believe that this is the time and crowdfunding platforms the right place to give life to some of my projects .

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Budget and due dates

This project is a pre-sale, so the ones acquiring a Brauller here at PPL will benefit from a special launch price. After this campaign the price for the BRAULLER +1 will be 89€ (approx 94$ US dollars) and each "look" will have an extra cost of 10€ (approx. 10.5$ US dollars) . Why do I need 1500€? For the production of Brauller there is a minimum amount of units required by the manufacturers (MOQ - Minimum Order Quantity). The first prototypes are ready, in fact in the last months i've been using one of the prototypes on a daily basis in order to experiment and refine it based not only in my opinion but also based on the oppinions i received from everyone who had the opportunity to test it. Within one month after the end of this campaign all our sponsors will receive their Brauller. Please share this project. If you like this project please share it . At this early stage is crucial to spread the word about Brauller, talk about the Brauller to your friends, you will find the share buttons just below the video presentation window. Thank you very much.
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    Forever grateful

    Thanks to your contribution Brauller is a little closer to becoming a reality. Thank you very much.

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    Architect Scales

    Add this reward if you want to customize your Brauller measuring instrument as an architect scale, Metric units or (US) Imperial units. For example with a 1:100 scale on one side and a 1:50 scale on the other side. If you add this reward is convenient that you send me an email with the scales you want to see engraved on your Brauller.

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    Write your name in the history of Brauller

    For this campaign I created a special package for the Brauller. By contributing a minimum of 10€ your name will be printed on all packages of all the Braullers acquired in PPL.

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    BRAULLER+1

    By contributing with 65€ you will receive in return the package +1. This package includes a Brauller "Gray Cut" look (pen with refill included and ruler) and you can choose one of the three available "looks" . For international shipping please add 5€.

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    BRAULLER+2

    By contributing with 70€ you will receive in return the package +2. This package includes a Brauller "Gray Cut" look (pen with refill included and ruler) and you can choose two of the three available "looks" . For international shipping please add 5€.

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    BRAULLER+3

    By contributing with 75€ you will receive in return the package +3. This package includes a Brauller "Gray Cut" look (pen with refill included and ruler) and the three available "looks" . For international shipping please add 5€.

    11 backers

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Fundos recebidos

Boa noite equipa do PPL, Obrigado, pela celeridade com que têm tratado todos os assuntos relacionados com o meu projecto. Os fundos angariados durante a campanha no PPL já ...

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Sat, 02/05/2015 - 00:31

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

30/04/2015

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

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  • Hélder Fernandes

    Fundos recebidos

    Boa noite equipa do PPL,

    Obrigado, pela celeridade com que têm tratado todos os assuntos relacionados com o meu projecto.
    Os fundos angariados durante a campanha no PPL já se encontram em meu poder. A produção da Brauller já teve início e tudo está a correr dentro dos prazos previstos, portanto durante a próxima semana darei inicio ao envio das recompensas aos meus apoiantes.
    Obrigado.

    Cumorimentos.,
    Hélder Fernandes

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