Crowdsourcing Mornings: FEBO Engraver

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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

FEBO is a wooden paintbrush that lets you engrave your drawings on different materials and customize your belongings thanks to the sun.  Febo is a simple tool which allows you to draw with the sun. It focuses its rays onto your chosen canvas to create a uniquely personal design. It was designed with the aim of turning nature into beautiful, creative and permanent works of art. Due to its simplicity you can personalize your favorite belongings in minutes!  Febo is fun for all ages and skill levels.  Febo is much more than a regular magnifying glass, it is a proper tool designed to make your drawing experience really unique.

Its wooden body is precisely calibrated in order to immediately focus the sun’s rays once you place Febo on the object of your choice. Its size makes it super comfortable to hold, making your creative projects easy and enjoyable.  IT WILL LAST FOREVER: ink, graphite or batteries are not required.  Always wear your sunglasses before using Febo. Place Febo on the surface you want to customize. Wood, plywood, cork, leather and cardboard are all compatible materials. Keep the sun behind your back and tilt the surface perpendicularly to it. Thanks to the special design of the sphere on Febo’s base you are able to keep track and see clearly your design.

Once you have removed the safety filter, the lens absorbs the sun’s rays precisely onto the selected material. Now the fun begins, start engraving! The density of the stroke depends on the weather, every cloud will produce a different kind of trace, with different thickness and intensity making it unique.  Every Febo is CNC machined from a single piece of solid European walnut and hand finished without the use of chemicals. A convex magnifying lens, made of durable polished glass, is the operational core of Febo. Every single one is carefully tested before assembling.


As of August 5th, this project has raised around $50,000 of their $8,000 goal. This project only has 16 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $35, you will get one FEBO device.  For a pledge of $39, you will get one FEBO device plus a stencil pack.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: