First start of this design was a simple fact: everybody have a bic ballpen at home, this model where ball point and cartridge come out easely (2nd picture)...
And it finish his life most of the time with broken body and its rock solid point/ cartridge fully functionnal with more than half level of ink left.
So here is the (earth people) revolution! And the action where 3d printing for everyone take its sense--> print your favorite design of a body like this one, and simply fit the cartridge inside! You can get an original new pen without buying a new one, but recycling old one.pretty cool, isnt it?
It has an original shape with a side clip and... cerise sur le gateau(i am french) a cool makerbot logo on top!
Other story of it, i don't have access to a 3d printer. So i made it to be printed on thing o matic, paid attention to have details not less than 0.4mm and angles no more than 45' of the body, it is 120mm long and you can make several copies in one build (64 for TOM). but i have no way to verify and eventually correct the final result!
it can also be printed in the color you choose...
Well, you might already be thinking of this fact: yes, i am very interessted in 3D printing and am running to win the new museum challenge!
thanks for watching!
print it, logo on the floor,
plug the bic cartridge into.
IMPORTANT NOTE: After playing with replicatorg i have noticed that i made a mistake, the TOM build area is not 120mm for Zaxis as i have understand at first sight but 100mm so i upload a new file "styloTOM.stl" for TOM users. It is the same but split in two parts to assemble with cyanoacrilate glue.
Reprap users with more than 125mm Zaxis can use the updated "stylo.stl" in one part.
Don't forget to share if you print it!