St. Patrick's Day update

Hi everybody,

I hope you’ve had a good week so far. Sorry it’s been so long since our last update. Two and a half weeks, yikes! We've had a busy few weeks and things are about to pay off, so I hope you’ll understand.


Packaging quote

First of all, we received an official quote from the California based packaging design company we’ve been working with. The quote came in right on budget, which is really good news, but for our first order will need to go with air freight from their production facility in GuangDong Province which will add about $1,100 to our first order. That’s about $200-$300 more expensive than ocean freight but it will cut the transportation time down from 34 days to 7. It’s certainly worth planning ahead a bit to minimize the number of times we use air freight in the future, but since we’re already behind schedule, it’s definitely worth it this time. Before we received this quote, we were a little concerned that the shipping could hold up our delivery timeframe, but it doesn’t seem like that will be an issue. If everything else works out in a similar fashion, we should be in really good shape.


Brent Sopel/Dyslexia Buddy Network event in Chicago

The first weekend in March we made a trip to Chicago to do a joint promotion with Dyslexia Buddy Network and former Chicago Blackhawk, Brent Sopel. Brent has dyslexia and will be starting back to school soon after his 18 year hockey career. Dyslexia Buddy Network reached out to us and asked if we would be willing to gift Brent a Read 'n Style pen to ease his transition and we happily agreed.

At the event, the kids got to skate with Brent for about an hour and a half while he signed their jerseys. Afterwards everyone gathered upstairs, had pizza, and listened to Brent speak out about his dyslexia and how he plans to use his platform to advocate on behalf of dyslexics everywhere. The event turned out great and we were so happy to have been a part of it.


Carrying case

Not many new developments to report on regarding the carrying case. We got a generic sample in the mail to verify quality and potentially see if the premade case size would be acceptable for us. If we were able to use the premade size, we would save us a few hundred dollars in tooling costs, but after receiving the sample and talking with Paula and Cate, a few of our fans we met in Chicago, we decided that it would be worth it to create custom tooling to reduce the size. 

While we were talking with them, Paula and Cate also pointed out how helpful they thought it would be to have a strap that you could use to sling the case over your shoulder to make it easier to carry to class. Cate is in junior high and mentioned that they aren’t allowed to carry backpacks with them to class, so she has a stack of books, pencils, electronics, and other supplies that she has to carry to and from every class. Having a strap/sling would help her manage the transition between classes a little easier. Because of that, we’re going to talk with the carrying case manufacturers and see what our options are when it comes to adding a strap to it.

We’re still waiting to get the finalized pen housing design so we can create the proper foam cutting dies, so this subproject is on hold until that happens. Once it does, it should be a pretty quick turnaround.



Charging stand

After getting quotes of $17k and $33k to make the tooling for the charging stand, we changed up the design a bit in an effort to reduce costs. The new design will be 2 pieces instead of four and will no longer require a "side pull" which was a major contributor to the high tooling cost. We also changed up how it's joined. The last way caused a small undercut which could make the part hard to eject from the mold. This new design will be joined with male and female rods. 

The parts will be made of an ABS/Polycarbonate blend and during assembly the end of the male rods will be dipped in acetone which will slightly dissolve the part and chemically weld the two halves together. Based on Jamee's suggestion, we're looking into using four thin strips of cut rubber instead of an injection molded square to further reduce tooling costs. 

We requested a tooling quote from Protolabs around the end of last week and this Monday it came back. As it stands right now, it’ll cost around $5,000 for the tooling, which sounds very reasonable.

We received a few material samples that will help us pick out exactly which type of plastic to use and what finish we’d need on the injection mold tooling. The finishes range from a really smooth, buffed finish which will make the resulting parts have a glossy shine to them, to a soft bead blasted finish which will give the resulting part a matte finish. There is not much left to be done on the charging stand until we get the finalized design of the pen’s housing. Once we have that, we’ll be able to make a small modification to the geometry of the 3D model and get the injection mold made. 

We also just got a cheap 3D printer to work with. This will allow us to quickly and cheaply test out designs of both the charging stand and the pen housings, as well as any future project we take up.



Chat with our hardware developer

Last weekend we were in our hometown visiting our families so we decided to stay an extra day so we could stop by and talk with our hardware developer/manufacturer. He mentioned that he currently has three projects that he’s working on right now and they are all in their final stages just like ours. (In fact, when we talked to him Monday he mentioned that he was there until 4 am  the previous night working on stuff.)

With that being said, he has been working really hard on our project and expected to have a PCB layout/schematic finished by Wednesday. Now our guy doesn’t manufacture the circuit boards themselves as that involves some potentially dangerous chemicals and he prefers to leave that part up to larger companies that are better equipped to deal with them safely. So he’s going to have that sent off to be produced and he should hopefully have that in hand early this upcoming week. Once he has that, he’ll program his pick-and-place machine to assemble the board, putting the processor, camera, Bluetooth chipset, and all the little resistors, transistors, and capacitors in just the right spots. Once they’re all in place, the board will be sent through a reflow oven, nicknamed the pizza oven, to solder them all in place. Once that’s completed we should have a custom built PCBA (printed circuit board assembly) to try out. 

This custom board is built around the electronic architecture of a very common and well known hardware development board. Because of the extensive documentation and supporting material, our developer felt fairly confident skipping a step and decided to make a final sized version right away. This has two major implications. First, it means that this new board may just not boot up. If that’s the case he have to make a few tweaks and try again. This would still have been a possibility even if he hadn’t skipped that step though, so even if that happens, it wouldn’t set us back any. The second implication is that even if he has to modify some aspects of the design, the size and shape of the circuit board will remain the same. So once we get a hold of one of the custom boards, we can begin finishing the design of the outer housing. And once that’s finished, a whole load of other things will begin to fall into place. For example, we’ll be able to finish the packaging inserts and have our first shipment sent, make the modifications to the charging stand and get that tooling created, and finish the dies for the cut foam in the carrying case and have those produced and sent to us as well.

As you can tell, that’s a big step in this whole process and it should be coming to a head soon. The anticipation is killing us, as I’m sure it is for you all as well, but we’re getting closer and closer every day.


Current estimated ship date: April 30th


Happy March! - 3/1/2017

Hi everyone. I’ve got some more to share with you if you don’t mind. Here it goes...


Shane was sick with the flu this past week but was still able to put together an email with all the documentation that our hardware developer will need for the PCB. We should hopefully have version one by the end of next week if all goes well.


Charging stand prototype

Yesterday we got a 3D printed prototype of the charging stand in the mail from Shapeways and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. We’ve asked for tooling quotes from three companies and we’ve gotten one back so far. For the four parts that we’ll need, the tooling would cost $16,000 as it sits right now.

We think if we modify the design a bit, eliminate the “side pull,” possibly make the body two pieces instead of three, and shop around, we could get the tooling cost down to about $4,000-$6,000. I’m fairly certain we can can make that happen. If we’re not able to get the tooling costs down though, we’ll have to wait a bit before the charging stands come out, and when it does, it would be a bit pricier than I told you last time.


Carrying case

This weekend we began working on a plans for a custom carrying case for the Read ‘n Style pen. We found a company that specializes in making custom cases to help us out. The final product will look like the blue case from the pictures above, but with the approximate size and shape of the black case. Inside will be three pieces of cut foam to securely hold the pen and earbuds during travel. This company is sending us a generic sample (not customized at all) so we can verify the quality before we create the custom tooling needed. That should be in either late this week or early the next.


Current estimated ship date: April 30th



Four new developments

Hi everybody. We’ve got some exciting news to share with you today. If you’ve liked our Facebook page I may have already given a few parts of it away. We’ve had four cool things happen since the last update in the areas of hardware development, packaging design, and accessories. Details below. . .

Phone call with our developer

If you recall from the last update, there was a bit of a miscommunication between us and our developer. We thought we were waiting on him and he thought he was waiting on us. This Sunday we had about an hour long phone call with him and we got things cleared up. We discussed the exact parts we’ve been using to prototype and ways to rearrange them in the pen. If we use the exact parts that we’ve been prototyping with, the code Shane's written would be able to be used without modification, saving a good deal of time.

Shane will be sending him a follow up email tonight including part numbers, links, schematics, and other supporting documentation for all the parts we’ve been using. As soon as our developer gets those, he’ll be able to really get doing with the hardware design and it should only be about 2 weeks before we get our first custom printed circuit board. 

This first board will have the same components (and maybe a few more) as the final design, but won’t yet have the size and shape required for the finished product. With this board we’ll be able to test everything out, make sure it’s working how it’s supposed to, and see if we’ll need those few extra components or if we can eliminate them. Once we’ve tested that board we’ll either confirm that it’s what we need or suggest revisions. At that point our developer will either make those revisions and send it back to us, or he will continue working to shrink  the board and make it the size and shape we need. From there we’d just design the housing and  finalize the software before it’d be ready for manufacture.


Earbuds shipment received

This week we also received two very large packages containing 400 sets of Bluetooth earbuds. These will be repackaged with the pen and shipped out to our Indiegogo backers.

Zack forgot his personal earbuds at home when he went to the gym the other day so he used the sample pair that he'd been working with instead and he loved them! He said they were really comfortable and didn't fall out, even while running. We really like these earbuds and we're pretty sure you will too. 


Charging stand accessory

Around Thanksgiving I decided on four topics I wanted to study this new year: Fusion 360 (3D modeling software), Python (programming language), calculus, and still photography. I decided that my final exam for the Fusion 360 learning goal would be to design a charging stand for the Read 'n Style pen. Above is what I came up with...

It'll take a 90 degree micro USB female to male adapter and four injection molded or cast urethane parts. All of the pieces will snap together to form a single body. The grey square in the bottom will be made of rubber and prevent the whole thing from sliding. You'll plug a normal micro USB charger into the side and rest the pen in the top cradle to charge.

We ordered a 3D printed prototype of the parts online to test the fit and stability of the product. If we’re lucky and things go well, the charging stands will be available by the time the pen itself is ready to go out. We've tentatively set the price at $15 but that's subject to change.


Packaging graphics

We met up with our industrial designer, Becky, last night and she came through with some stunning graphics for the packaging. The first 4 pictures are of the graphics she made, printed on heavy paper and folded. The other pictures are die cut prototypes of the actual box structure designed by ZenPack, a packaging design and manufacturing company from California. Now we’re just waiting on a final housing design (so we can create the mold for the insert) before we can place our first order.


Current estimated ship date: April 30th*

* (This is a new thing I’ll be doing. After each new update I’ll include an estimated ship date based on what’s left to be done.)

February 11th Update

Hi everybody. I just wanted to give you an update on our progress over the past couple weeks. I’m sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted one of these. I get to working on other things and I forget how long it’s been sometimes. I’ll try to make sure I’m updating you all more frequently in the future. We have a little bit of good news and a little bit of bad news to share with you this time. 


The Bad News - Miscommunication

Jamee and I were passing through our hometown this week so we decided to drop in on our hardware developer to see how things were coming along. The last time we’d talked, it was our understanding that he was going to get started developing the printed circuit board (PCB) for the pen using the new processor that we’d decided on, and we were just waiting for him to let us know when he was done. When we stopped by we asked how the PCB was coming along. After a brief moment of confusion, he explained that he had been waiting for us to get a benchmark reading for the new processor and to confirm that it was indeed what we needed. 

Put simply, we were waiting for him and he was waiting for us. It was an unfortunate situation and I would like to personally take full responsibility for the miscommunication. Luckily, we got the issue resolved without too much lost time. As I’m writing this, Shane is working on getting those benchmark tests completed so we can send them to our developer by Monday. (See photo above)


The Good News - Accelerometer Progress + Integration with Camera

While all that was going on Shane has been working with the accelerometer and has made real, meaningful progress. If you’re not familiar with what an accelerometer is, it’s a very small chip that senses movement. (Here’s a fascinating video by “The Engineer Guy” explaining how they work.

By continuously measuring movement (acceleration) you’re able to derive the velocity (speed + direction), and track the absolute position in space. The Read ‘n Style pen will use this information in two big ways. First, we’ll need that data to form the image. The linescan camera we’ll be using takes thousands of vertical slices of information and stacks them up side by side to form the image. The camera needs the information from the accelerometer to know exactly where to put each slice. That data also allows the Read ‘n Style pen to sense how fast it’s moving across the page, which is critical for adjusting and smoothing playback speed.

Anyway, Shane was able to get the accelerometer working, capturing the raw acceleration data and turning it into the useful information that we need. He's now moving on to blending that information with the data we're getting from the camera so we'll get really good quality images.


The Good News - Packaging Graphics Progress

We’ve been working with our designer, Becky, to create some really nice graphics for the packaging the Read ‘n Style pen will come in. She got us a rough draft a few days ago that I wanted to share with you. We’ll be meeting up with her sometime in the next few days to go over things and discuss where to go from here.

If you think this looks a little funky, don't worry. It's not really going to look like the picture. The grey areas above are not printed, but rather a stand in for a secondary process called spot UV. With spot UV, a special photosensitive gel is applied and UV light is used to cure it. The result is a glossy layer like you see in the photo above.


Other News - TCEA Convention/Expo

In other news, Jamee and I made a trip to Austin, TX this week to attend the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Convention and Exposition. We plan to begin exhibiting at EdTech and learning disability conferences as soon as the Read ‘n Style pen is released and we thought it would be a good idea to see one first hand to get a better sense of how they are run. 


While we were there we ran into Leslie Fisher, a world renowned public speaker in the education space. She contacted us a few months back wanting more information about us so she could show us off in her “Gadgets” presentation. We saw on Twitter that she would be speaking at TCEA and we told her we were there too. She invited us to her presentation and then this happened.


We learned a lot on during this trip, made some really good connections, and had some fun along the way.

All in all, I'd say we’ve made some solid progress these past few weeks, but we’ve had a few hiccups as well. Luckily the delay caused by the hiccup was pretty minor and easily fixed so we’re still pretty well on track for an April ship date.



Big news this week!

Hi everyone. I’ve got great news to share with you today! Last week was very productive for all of us here, but especially for Shane. Shane took another week off from his day job to dedicate to Hidden Abilities and his hard work paid off in a big way. He was able to get all the benchmark testing finished which allowed him to make a processor selection, the biggest, hardest, and most important decision that needs to be made. 

(The Allwinner A13 is an impressive system on a module (SOM) processor used extensively in tablet computers)

With our new knowledge, Shane and I made a trip to meet with our developer/manufacturer, and share the news. He was happy to hear that things were progressing and was excited to get the chance to work with the A13 chip because he’d heard good things about it before. 

While we were there we also talked about the next steps that needed to be done. He said he’d work on getting a camera and accelerometer picked out for us, a MUCH simpler process than the processor. Before he does that though, he’s agreed to choose a bluetooth module for us to work with. That’ll allow us to send the ID number for that component over to the company that we’ll be working with for the FCC testing, and will let them get a head start on filing a “Declaration of Conformity.”

Once those three components are selected, the processor, camera, and bluetooth module, we’ll know the size and shape of the printed circuit board(s) we’ll need, meaning we’ll be able to move forward with the final design of the housing and the manufacturing of the vacuum forming molds for the packaging inserts.

Last week’s breakthrough was a big deal and it opens the floodgates for a tidal wave of new progress to flow through in the coming weeks. I hope you’ll share our enthusiasm for having reached this major milestone. Cheers.

Status Report

Hi everybody. Payden here with another campaign update. I wanted to take the time to give you a full update on what we’ve been working on, where we’re at, what work we still have left to do, as well as an updated timeline. I’m sorry about the length. I tried to keep it short and to the point, but it kind of got away from me. What can I say, there is a lot to talk about.


First, what we’ve done

Since the end of the campaign, we’ve been working hard, developing the Read ‘n Style pen and completing all the ancillary tasks that go into creating a new product. As you may imagine, this is a pretty complex process, but we knew that when we began and we like the challenge. 



Let’s start by talking about some of those ancillary tasks. As you can see in the picture above, we received our first shipment of micro USB chargers around Thanksgiving. We ordered 300 of them to cover all the orders we’ve had so far, as well as any potential orders we may receive before we ship out our first batch. Our supplier was nice enough to throw an extra 3 dozen chargers in with our shipment for a total of 336. For our international backers, we either ordered chargers specific to your region if we could find them, or ordered adapters.



As you may have read in a previous update, we’ve been working with a contract packaging company from California called ZenPack. In that update they had developed a rough design sketch to mockup what the packaging might look like. We really liked what they had for us so we told them to move forward with the idea and create the dielines, complete the structural engineering, and create a prototype. 

The photos above show the prototype they’ve made for us. The box will be large enough for us to include either one or two Read ‘n Style pen(s), charger(s), and earbud(s) by simply swapping out the insert on top that holds the pen. That will allow us to easily combine shipping for people who ordered two, saving money for both you and us. The package will also come with a quick start guide that will explain how to get up and running with the Read ‘n Style pen, as well as information about our guarantee/warranty.

ZenPack has gone as far as they can at this point. The next steps will be for us to provide them with graphics based on their dielines they provided and also send them a final CAD drawing of the pen so they can create the tooling necessary for the molded insert.



We’ve ordered earbud samples from various suppliers on AliExpress so we can evaluate the quality and fit of the earbud and begin working on making sure there is an easy pairing process. We’re hoping to get it to where things are already paired and ready to go out of the box. We aren’t there yet but we’re pretty confident that we can make it happen that way. Once we are able to evaluate a few different earbuds, we’ll make the decision and place a larger order.

Business related activities

In addition to the activities directly related to the product development, we’ve also been undertaking the activities necessary for the business side of things. This includes legal and regulatory obligations such as completing an operating agreement, developing and maintaining our intellectual property, and figuring out what we need to do to become compliant with FCC regulations. It also involves meeting with people to strategize how to best market and distribute the Read ‘n Style pen so as many people as possible can realize its benefits.



As far as activities directly related to the Read ‘n Style pen goes, we’ve completed fewer but larger, more complex, and more time consuming tasks. We’ve gotten the code written that will allow the pen to communicate with the earbuds. We ordered this Bluetooth module from Sparkfun and developed the software to send audio files from it, through the air, to a set of earbuds. With a few minor modifications, the software will be able to be written to the Read ‘n Style pen and serve the same function.


Development boards/processor selection

When it comes to the all important task of selecting a processor for the Read ‘n Style pen, there are three things we need to take into consideration: price, size, and power. It’s very important to strike the right balance when it comes to these attributes, and it’s important to get it right before moving on in the development process so you don’t have to redo a lot of work if you find out that chip isn’t what you need.. 

The way you make this decision is by researching different processors and finding a few you think might be right (1-2 weeks). You then order a development board (5-10 minutes), wait for it to come in the mail (1-6 weeks), get it all connected (1 day-4 weeks), and get the system all set up and operating (1 day-2 weeks). Once you’ve done all that, you dump your software on there and hope it’s fast enough.

As we’re working through this process, we have some moderately good news and some moderately bad news to report to you. The good news is, we got the first development board up and running and tested our software on it. The bad news is that the board was too slow and it took an exceptionally long time to find this out delaying the project and likely causing us to miss the expected delivery date. The problem we’re having is that the optical character recognition (OCR) software that extracts the text from the image is too big and bulky, and it slows the whole system down. Right now our benchmarks are telling us that it’s taking about 3 seconds to process just a few words. That’s obviously not acceptable, but we have few options that will correct this. We can either use a beefier processor, a slimmer OCR, or both. I’ll talk more about this in a little bit.

What we still have left to do

Now that I’ve touched on what we’ve gotten accomplished since the end of the Indiegogo campaign, I want to talk about what we have to do and how long we think that should take. 

Select the processor/inform developer/create the custom PCBA (2-4 weeks)

By doing these two things, we may find out that the board we’ve already been using is fast enough after all. If that is the case, we’ll proceed with that chip. If that’s still not fast enough we’ll try out more and more powerful processors until we find one that is. Once we have that settled, we’ll let our contract developer know what we’ve figured out and he will continue developing a custom printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) using that processor.

Accelerometer/Gyroscope(1-2 weeks) 

While our hardware developer is developing the PCBA for us, we’ll be writing software for an accelerometer/gyroscope combo. This will capture positional data and help the Read ‘n Style pen understand how fast it’s scanning.

FCC certification (2 weeks)

Once he has finished developing our custom PCBA, we’ll need to have the board evaluated and certified by the FCC to make sure it doesn’t emit any harmful radio frequencies

Refine our software (2 days-2 weeks)

Once the PCBA has been certified by the FCC, the hardware is complete. We’ll dump our code on there and make any final modifications to ensure that our software works with the hardware.

Final design dimensioning, injection mold creation (3-6 weeks)

After the hardware and software are finished we’ll be able to tweek and resize the design of the outer housing to ensure that it can accommodate the custom PCBA. After the final design is complete we’ll machine an injection mold out of a block of aluminum which will be used to mass manufacture the housing.

Finalize packaging insert (1-2 weeks)

Once we have a final CAD model of the housing we can send it to ZenPack and instruct them to machine a thermoforming mold from a block of aluminum which will be used to mass manufacture the insert that the Read ‘n Style pen will be seated in within the box. We’ll also make sure the final packaging graphics are completed and the files sent to ZenPack. From there, the packaging will be manufactured and delivered to us.

Manufacture/Delivery (1-2 weeks)

The final steps are to determine how many units to produce, manufacture and assemble the PCBAs and housings to create Read ‘n Style pens, match each one up with a charger and set of earbuds, then package and ship the orders to all of you.


All in all this process should take a total of 8-20 weeks, putting us on track to deliver some time between February 11th and June 5th. You may be saying to yourself that those numbers don’t add up, and you’re correct. If you add the number of weeks each individual task should take, you would come up with somewhere between 12 and 26 weeks. The reason for this incongruity is because many of these tasks overlap and can be done at the same time by different people.

TL; DR We’ve gotten a lot done, we’ve still got a lot left to do, we’re running behind schedule but we’re making significant progress and we should have the product to you between February 11th and June 5th with an expected ship date around April 8th.

Quick update

Hi there everyone. I’ve got a few updates to share with you all. First, I wanted to let you know that Shane took a week vacation from his day job so he could spend more time working on the project. We’ve been in the office full time this week and have made some really good progress toward our goal.

We’ve also been talking with Raider Ink, our t-shirt supplier, to figure out which colors are available and would look good with our design. Once we have those options nailed down we’ll be emailing all the t-shirt backers to find out what size and color they would like. From there, we’ll go ahead and have the t-shirts made and send they out.

That’s all for now. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Cheers.

Processor selection/Packaging

(Olimex development board featuring an Allwinner A13 Cortex-A8 processor)

Hi everybody. I wanted to take a second to update you on our progress. We have two main areas of progress to share with you today. First is in regards to the chip selection. I mentioned last time that we were having difficulties getting the last development board hooked up. Well, we had our developer/manufacturer stop by our office to take a look at everything and see if he could help us troubleshoot. It turns out it was a simple fix and everything is up and working. We’re in the process of testing that chip out now. Because there are often long lead times to get development boards like this made and because we aren’t 100% sure this chip will be what we need, we ordered another development board featuring a different chip that we can test out if we need to.


(Blown up view of the packaging)

The other main area of progress to report on is the packaging. We’ve been in continued communication with a packaging producer out of California who is helping us design the packaging for the Read ‘n Style pen. They’ve drafted this proposal for us to review and okay. The package will consist of an outer box similar to what most smartphones come in, a smaller, inner box that will secure the charger and earbuds for safe delivery, a quick start guide to get up and running with the Read ‘n Style pen in a timely manner, and an insert that will hold and display the Read ‘n Style pen. We’re still working out the details of it but this should give you a pretty good idea of what it should be receiving in the mail soon. 

Have a good rest of your Friday and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Best wishes,

Getting to work

(Shane and Jamee setting up to test a new processor)

With the conclusion of the campaign fast approaching, we've begun to shift part of our focus back toward product development. Our team members all have day jobs so we typically meet in the evenings after everybody gets off work and eats dinner. This Friday we stayed until about 11pm trying to get a new development board set up so we can test a new processor. Our contract developer researched this chip for us and believes it will meet our needs, but asked us to test it out with our software to make sure before moving on. It’s important that we get this right the first time because the rest of the hardware will be designed around this one component. If we have to swap it out for a different one we would have to start over from scratch, delaying the project.

As you can see from the picture above, this is kind of a tricky ordeal. The we had to order a cheap, refurbished computer with the connection type we needed as well as a few other parts to make it all work together. Getting this accomplished has caused a bit of a hold up but we should be able to tackle this obstacle soon and move forward.


(Package design mockup)

Last Friday we also had a consultation with a packaging company out of California called Zenpack.  We're working with them to create a packing solution that will beautifully, securely, and inexpensively house the Read 'n Style pen, charger, and Bluetooth earbuds. The box itself would be like those that most smart phones come in and above is a rough mockup of a design we came up with.



Thanks to your support, the campaign to bring the Read 'n Style pen to life has been successfully funded! This will give us the resources we need finish development and deliver it to all of you. This is a huge step towards helping the millions of people struggling with dyslexia every day, and YOU made it happen. Thank you.