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Rolling / ball pen


'Rolling'is a re-design ball pen, especially for those children of poverty districts. The penholder is made from daily materials such as wrapper, newspapers and cloth. Children can easily make the ball pen themselves by rolling the materials up then insert into rolling together with a pen core.
Innovation points:
1. The users can make the penholder themselves with fun
2. Reduce the product and transport costs greatly
3. Recyclable
4. Easier and more comfortable in writing
5. Specially designed inner structure could fix up the pen core steadily by friction. What’s more, the protuberances near the penpoint can lock the pen core.


Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University
Innovation Center
Hangzhou, China

Xin Wenwen, Chen Ying, Cao Xiaoxiao,
Chen Zhen, Ying Fangtian(Tutor)