It started with the sketch of an idea, the concept to turn a conductive ink developed in a university research lab into a consumer ready product to be used by makers, educators, and the eternally curious. Co-founders Brett & Analisa worked tirelessly during PhD research to develop and refine a conductive ink that would flow easily from a ball point pen giving users the power of electricity without cumbersome wires that needed to be soldered. In fall of 2013, when the Circuit Scribe pen was ready, they launched a Kickstarter campaign and hoped for the best. In a little over a month the goal of $85,000 was blasted out of the water and the campaign was funded at $674,425 by 12,277 backers.
From there we knew Circuit Scribe was more than just our dream, it was a product that had lit up the imagination of tens of thousands of our peers. We hit the ground running in 2014, first spinning off from the printed electronics company Electroninks Inc., then refining our product designs, developing affordable & large scale production capabilities, shipping to all of our backers and moving to Austin, TX. Once settled in Texas, we hired Zack to manage all our fulfillment, developed our website and started shipping our products to customers.
Launched our most affordable kit to date, the Mini Kit, with the hopes of introducing even more people to the concept of circuits.
We shipped our products to Barnes & Nobles as part of their Mini Maker holiday promotion and sold out in 6 weeks!
With demand for our amazing products skyrocketing – we officially launched our e-commerce website!
Our goal was $80,000 and 12,277 backers helped to raise $674,425, WHOA!
With big dreams and bated breath we put our concept on Kickstarter.