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The Grasshopper (originally the Zenpen)

Discussion in 'Thread Candidates' started by Zenpen, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Timothy

    Timothy Well-Known Member

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    I really admire the pictures on your page of what looks to be excellent build quality of this vaporizer. Instead of going the plastic route, it seems you have chosen instead to use robust matierials turned on a lathe, impresive. Even more impressive is that you are offering it at a realistic price.

    You would do all board members a great service if you showed us a picture of the PCB board that fits in this tiny Pen Sized Vaporizer.
     
  2. lesvape

    lesvape Queer in a high haze

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    Custom model as in color, or will it add something different?
     
  3. tepictoton

    tepictoton Well-Known Member

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    looks promising.

    @Zenpen, surest way to go, especially here, would be to get a vid of a prototype to share with the world. I'm sure if that is feasable then a lot of us here will jump on board. And of course, another way is to get some testing units into the hands of some well known members around here.

    On a side note, or maybe not, I guess this will work out of the box in Europe too? Seeing it is able to being charged trough usb?

    And is it possible to tell us if the electronics are closed of from the vapor path?
     
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  4. NYC5IKH5jabi

    NYC5IKH5jabi Well-Known Member

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    If this thing can perform I will have to buy one! But you can color me skeptical of battery life and performance in this small a package. If you guys can do this thing right I think you have a hit in the making
     
  5. thesoloman

    thesoloman Well-Known Member

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    I've always wanted a low-key vape that i could take to college with me and not have to leave campus to vape. i think i found it now... that is if it works well. At $99 bucks im definitely going to kickstart it, do you think i would have it in hand by August 20th, when my next semester starts?
     
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  6. nickzzzx

    nickzzzx Well-Known Member

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    Pretty stoked about this! I hope it does everything you guys are saying. It definitely looks nice and the specs on paper are fantastic. I'll be patiently waiting to see how people like it!
     
  7. poonman

    poonman Well-Known Member

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    I really like the usb pass thru charging .
    These days , it can be easier to get access to a usb port , than an outlet .
    Such as in my car or a PC at work .
    + 1 for the sleek design .

    Here's a suggestion Zenpen ;
    Maybe it can come with a suitable Pen Cap , to help reduce the smells .
    For extra stealthness I mean , and for pen leaks if doing oils .
     
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  8. NYC5IKH5jabi

    NYC5IKH5jabi Well-Known Member

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    When are you planning on releasing this? Rough estimate?
     
  9. Timothy

    Timothy Well-Known Member

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    I would rather see a 300 series stainless steel in the heating chamber. If you have read the board thoughly you would of noticed that many many members have strong feelings against brass.
     
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  10. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    If this works... Oh boy... What a vape...
     
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  11. NyQuil

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    marduk daydreamer

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  13. Zenpen

    Zenpen Grasshopper Manufacturer

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    Going to try and answer a bunch of questions in one go!

    Well we're considering a limited edition titanium model and some different finishes.

    Yes it will work with any USB outlet or port.

    As for the vapor path, there are a couple electronic components there, however they are all either encased in glass or gold plated to render them completely inert. There is no potential for off gassing from any material in the vapor path.

    Alright, so its really unfortunate that brass has gotten a bad rap in the vapor community. Brass does have very good heat properties for this application. But manufacturers haven't executed it very well. Here's why the Zenpen is different.

    - Our brass is specially sourced 100% lead free naval brass
    - Even at twice the Zenpen's max temp, there is no potential for off gassing or mass loss

    We've tested this thing extensively, and can't detect any effect on the taste either.

    The Kickstarter should launch before the end of July! We're looking to build a little more hype first. Encourage you friends to sign up on our mailing list! http://zenpenvapor.com/buy.html
     
  14. NyQuil

    NyQuil Member

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    You are right but the tip is on the other end.
     
  15. lesvape

    lesvape Queer in a high haze

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    What is your warranty going to be like?
     
  16. Shmoo

    Shmoo Well-Known Member

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    Unless I'm mistaken, the tip of the pen (where you're saying to add the lead tip) is where you inhale from. The other end is the "click" which turns the unit on or off, as well as where the charging cable hooks up.
     
  17. poonman

    poonman Well-Known Member

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    That is where I suggest a ' Pen cap ' would be effective .
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    Zenpen ;
    Please do not discard the Titanium route .
    I realize , you get what you pay for , so I'm more than willing . ( within reason )
    Even tho , it sounds like your Brass chamber is better ( ? ) than my NO2 brass chamber .
    I still would like to try out Titanium base materials .
     
  18. vaporonly

    vaporonly Well-Known Member

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    brass has roughly five times the thermal conductivity of stainless steel.

    zenpen is right about the bad rap select brass has gotten in the vape world. I don't want to push the issue cause like the mod said there's a thread for brass talk.

    the zenpen looks cool and priced right. Seeing only computer mock-ups of the unit makes me wonder what stage of production they are at. Wishing them best of luck with this!
     
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  19. Shmoo

    Shmoo Well-Known Member

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    New video:

    Unfortunately, it's just more shots of the CGI model.
     
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  20. GreenRoom

    GreenRoom Well-Known Member

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    I'm quivering with anticipation. Good move on making the click-style switch as opposed to a digital button. Very stealthy. Excellent price point too. I just might have to buy two.
     
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  21. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    Depending on how many bits of the vape they have to source from other suppliers, I imagine it could take a while for them to sort everything out and actually mass produce their product in the real world...

    But I love how this thread isn't filling up with posts asking when it's coming out :lol:
     
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  22. OnBreak

    OnBreak Member

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    I hope the zen pen delivers and such an awesome price
     
  23. Stupendamatic

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    Taking a seat in this thread. :tup:
     
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  24. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    I really like the design of this vape but I can't see how it will have any convection properties... :\ I mean the brass chamber IS the heating element so it wil conduct heat to the load and the fresh air from the holes will take the vapor generated to your mouth... So how does convection take place? Anyone?
     
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  25. OnBreak

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    That would be so epic to take a tour of the workshop what are the plans for the custom editions ??
     
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