The Smart Pencil

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Oswaldo Angel

Funding Unsuccessful

Smart Pencils are unique pencils that help students learn phonics, addition facts, and multiplication facts while holding a pencil.
Backers: 94
Average Pledge Per Backer: $18

Funded: $1,704 of $5,000
Dates: Oct 15th -> Nov 29th (46 days)
Project By: Oswaldo Angel
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Latest News

Happy Thanksgiving

November 27th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Thankful for...

November 26th - via:
I am thankful for my 93 backers.  (Read More)

We need pencils all year long

November 25th - via:
Pencils are needed everyday while children go to school. They start in kinder holding a pencil. Then first grade. By second grade they try to get fancy and use lead pencils. They spent more time trying to figure out the lead pencil than using it.... (Read More)

Getting momentum

November 25th - via:
Somebody is trying to kickstart some life into us. Who's next?  (Read More)

As of tomorrow 3 days to go.

November 24th - via:
We tweeted, We bought FB ads Bought ads on fiverr Posted on FB Told friends Gave free samples Supported other campaigns Sent FB messages Paid crowdfunding companies Sent FB messages to a lot of people Saw videos on how to get funding on Kickstarter ... (Read More)

6 days remaining

November 23rd - via:
From now on it is the thought that counts. It looks like we are not going to make. Sniff, sniff.  (Read More)


November 21st - via:
YEAH! Thank you to those who have increased your pledge. That was very thoughtful. We have 7 days remaining. I will send more emails and post more messages on FB and some tweets. I hate to say it but we need a miracle.   (Read More)

?? Smart Pencils is under review

November 20th - via:
Today someone donated $100 and asked for a $15 dollar reward. I tried to send him a message and was told, Smart Pencils is under review. I just wanted to say thank you to this person. I am at 89 backers. Thank you because with out taking about 5-10... (Read More)

9 Days to go.

November 19th - via:
I feel like we are almost there. I am happy to hear the new about my friends at Handcrafted Wood Pens & TMC's who reached their goal and have decided to send everyone an extra ink cartridge with each pen. I am happy for them.  (Read More)

10 Days to go

November 18th - via:
My new Kickstarte friends, I have 10 days to go. If you can share my video, please share it. Here is how the big guy wins, Amazon sells these pencils for $5, I get .46 out of each set sold. They cost me $1.46 to make. I would like to break away from... (Read More)


November 18th - via:
Here is a comment from Mr. Jim and Mr. Ian Root: Shared this project on Facebook again. I really hope it makes it. It might help if all of us backers passed the word around. OKAY FRIENDS LET DO IT. EVEN IF WE DON'T MAKE IT WE CAN SAY WE TRIED. Thank... (Read More)

13 days to go.

November 15th - via:
There are still people out there trying to support us and I thank you. Our biggest challenge so far is getting the word out. We will try to do one big push and try to finish strong. We owe it to our 72 backers. No one said it was going to be easy.  (Read More)

#15 days to go

November 14th - via:
We are at the home stretch. Come on Secretariat.  (Read More)

20% funded

November 8th - via:
Thank you everyone who has joined John( main actor) and I in this project. The first 20% were easy but getting the next 20% will be hard. We seem to be the underdogs at this time. If you can share with your friends and family we would appreciate it.... (Read More)

It comes from the heart, to all our backers.

November 8th - via:
We are still in this race.  (Read More)

Hearing the news

November 4th - via:
I gave John an update.  (Read More)

Day #19

November 3rd - via:
Almost there. It is nice to know people out there want to see this product make it. If we make it here is how I plan to resell my pencils. Retail stores mark up their prices by 50%, grocery stores by 25-30% and COSTCO marks up their prices just 15%.... (Read More)

The count down begins

October 31st - via:
We have 29 days to go. Tan tan taaan!  (Read More)

15 Genius Ideas on Kickstarter Right Now

October 31st - via:
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Day #14

October 29th - via:
Joke What did the pen say to the pencil? (What's your point?!) Interesting fact Pencils didn't have erasers on them until 100 years ago because teachers felt they would encourage students to make mistakes  (Read More)

Day #11,12, 13

October 28th - via:
We are slowly climbing up the ladder. No one said it was going to be easy. Thank you to all of our new backers. A special thanks to Mrs. Salas-Noriega who donated $70 with no reward. She is a second grade teacher in Los Angeles. Here are the top 5... (Read More)

Day #10

October 25th - via:
Busy day today. I was asked where the pencils are made today. These pencils are made in China. Then they are shipped to Malaysia and then to San Pedro Harbor. It takes about a month for the pencils to reach the states. I have been looking into... (Read More)

Day #9

October 24th - via:
After school I show up without any hesitation to help out students at Maestros Tutoring Services. We offer tutoring for $4 an hour. Maestros Tutoring Services  (Read More)

Day # 8

October 23rd - via:
Today I wanted to take a moment to thank Dane Wagner, the talented young man who made my video come to life. I was very pleased with his work. I had no idea what the end result was going to look like and I wasn't expecting such a great video. Please... (Read More)

Day # 7

October 22nd - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Day #6

October 21st - via:
Today was a busy day we got a lot of Backers today. YEAH! Tomorrow will be Taco Tuesday were we will try and get people to donate $1 to this project instead of buying a taco for $1. This will take place on Tuesdays only. Lets see how many tacos we... (Read More)

Day # 5

October 20th - via:
Special thanks today to Mrs. Krause, a second grade teacher for the Lennox School District. Thank you for taking the time to becoming a BACKER. I found out it is a process to becoming a backer. Today, the girls and I worked on making these pencil... (Read More)

Day #4

October 19th - via:
I was out all day so I didn't have time to market los pencils. I am working on these pencil arrangements. I will post pictures tomorrow. Eva and Emma (my two girls) are helping me color them.  (Read More)

Short video

October 18th - via:
Kids wanting to be in the commercial. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Day #3

October 18th - via:
Special thanks to Mr. Guerrero. Today I was thinking about the phonics pencils. It will include the five vowels so that would be five pencils. Each pencil with Consonant-vowel-Consonant pattern. The sixth pencil I was thinking about the reversal... (Read More)

Day #2

October 16th - via:
Special thanks to Maximillian for his generous contribution. Today was a bit slow, I was busy doing work around the yard. I am currently redoing my front yard and my three year old want a tree house. I had to stop by Maestros Tutoring and give Mr.... (Read More)

Day #1

October 15th - via:
I was busy today working and then going over to Maestros Tutoring Services where I volunteer to help tutor low income families in the city of Inglewood. Now its time to take a moment to thank my two backers. I need to mention that 30% of the money... (Read More)

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