For the last 8 years or so, I have almost exclusively used Varsity Fountain Pens. I have a mini-freak out if I can’t find one around when I need it. And sometimes, I will rather try and remember the thing I want to write down (until I do find a Varsity) instead of grabbing a pencil or… horrors… a ball point pen.
When I sing the praises of these pens, inevitably someone will point out that they are wasteful because they can’t be refilled. True. Them and every other pen on the planet that’s not a conventional fountain pen.
But, Varsity Pens actually ARE refillable. It takes little more than prying the nib and feed off with a set of pliers, filling the barrel with ink, and replacing the nib/feed.
This article has a bit more info (and photos) of the process.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.