Scribble: One Pen, Any Color

Scribble: One Pen, Any Color


Ever since I was a small child, I knew that more was better in terms of color options. I showed up to the first day of school so proud of my box of 24 crayons only to be disappointed and extremely jealous when I spotted my classmate's box of 48. There was no way around it, the bigger the box, the cooler the kid.

What if you could have absolutely any color in your artist's arsenal? Imagine how large your tool set would have to be to pull off such a feat! The folks behind Scribble will blow your mind with an unconventional answer: one pen. That's all you need to replicate any color you see.

How is this marvel of technology accomplished? The tip of the pen is equipped with an RGB color sensor. When you point it at an object, it grabs that object's color. The pen is smart enough to mix the included ink to arrive at your chosen color!

Too good to be true you say? Unfortunately, cool tech doesn't come cheap. You'll have to hand over a whopping $150 for a single pen. If you're a digital doodler, there's a stylus alternative for $80.


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nuxel

I'm definitely getting the stylus in the future, if it is sold somewhere nearby of course.

The pen is expensive indeed, but I'm more worried about the ink price, I bet the cartridges are going to be really expensive and as with older printers that had the 4 inks on 1 cartridge you'll have to change it when a color is spent, even if the others have plenty left.

Still, having one of those would be amazing.

felinebelieber

oh my. this is my dream pen.

impishconnie

that seems pretty amazing!

weddingcardsplaza

Amazing technology in hand. Now students will feel to sketch in any color.

CelestialPancake

omo...thats so amazing!! has technology grown since ever or what>? okay so if i had another b-day i want this!! ...^_^...it even has an app to show how much ink is left!! WOAH ! this is like...amazing....thanks o much for informing me!!! woah....
Thanks

~C.P.

jademakena

wow. its so cool. if only in my country.....

eighteyed

This project has been cancelled from Kickstarter, as well as another crowd funder, for failing to produce a prototype on demand. Scam alert.
http://www.slashgear.com/scribble-pen-kickstarter-cancellation-stokes-scam-concerns-14341257/
http://technabob.com/blog/2014/09/02/scribble-pen-real-or-not/

jademakena

thanks for warning me but seriously???WTH!!!!

eighteyed

It raised $366,000 dollars in just over a week... that's a lot of money. It was on course to raise millions in a very short time. Kickstarter hands over that money if the project makes the proposed amount on deadline. After that, they back off and let the project managers manage the money raised. Several projects happened just for the money on Kickstarter, but they don't want to further damage their website reputation as a technology innovator by promoting "vaporware" (software that doesn't really exist yet), imaginary hardware, or potential con artists. Maybe this project is real or maybe not, but without a prototype it's not real enough to be trusted.

dhzuehlke

(after watching the video) ....strikes me as odd that one would place the pen flat against the surface of an object to replicate its colour since very little light could then reach the portion the pen was positioned against. think about it. what colors do you see in a pitch black room? i suppose it could have some kind of internal lighting.

eighteyed

I think this product was pitched by salesmen, and not by engineers. I think they thought all the wrinkles would be ironed out when they got the money. But I think they were a lot further off from product than they thought.

dhzuehlke

yep. that sure sounds right to me. thanks for keepin us up to speed.. <3
~d

dhzuehlke

reminds me of something that would happen to Dilbert. lol

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