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This is my blog about creating a startup LED flashlight business. I'm a designer, fabricator, and strategist and I'm passionate about making ideas real. I believe that products are about people, that they should be built to last, deliver real value, and that we need to do a better job than we have in the recent past.

Most of my career has been contract or freelance work and I've crafted products and strategies for both big international companies and startups. I also used to work in the "industry" fabricating special effects for film and TV, along with the occasional hot rod. Bottom line, I love making things.

I'm starting this blog so you can follow along, from day one, and see what it's like to start a business, or fail in the process. Only time will tell, but I hope you find this interesting enough to stay tuned, comment, link, like, tweet, and (most importantly) participate in turning this idea into something tangible and valuable.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Prometheus Writes: Alpha Pen now LIVE on Kickstarter!

Hi everyone! I'm super excited to let you know my Kickstarter project is live as of about 15 minutes ago!

Enough talk right? Here is the link:

  • This is actually a "soft" launch so you are getting this announcement before a big media push on Monday. 
  • That means you'll have a chance to get in on the first batch of discounted pens. 
  • The longer you wait the more expensive they get.
If you feel like lending a hand...

I'd love it if you'd back my project and sign up to receive a pen!

Whether you choose become a backer or not, it would be hugely amazingly wonderfully helpful if you'd help get the word out.

Forward this post, blog it, share on Facebook, tweet, Reddit, submit a link to your favorite gadget blog...feel free to get creative. I guarantee someone you know will go crazy for one of these!

I'm looking forward to hearing what you think. Send me a note back with your thoughts and, if you become a supporter or share this with other folks, be sure to let me know so I can thank you!



  1. Well the Kickstarter has been very successful! Congrats Jason. I am glad I jumped in early :)

  2. Looking forward to getting one of these pens!!

  3. Shared on my facebook page and supported for a Ti, I'm excited to see these go well for you!

  4. Sorry for this Jason but I have to tell you like it is.....

    I am very, very disapointed with this product - machining is just about adequate - Choice of Mont Blanc refills absurd - the fineliners and rollerballs are useless -You should have chosen tbe ballpoint wich you can get in a huge variety of colours - I have several MB originals (including a Meisterstuck 149 & its associated ballpoint and pencil). Ypur pen is an appalling use of fine products - Its no surprise that Mont Blanc do not endorse it - Do not buy one!!!

    1. Even the Prometheus logo on the end of the pen is off centre - Quality control - my a**e - What more can I say........