Many artists (and wanna-bes, like myself) dream of being able to sample colors directly from their environment and transfer them to canvas.
Well that dream will soon be a reality, with the Scribble Pen. The innovative has an RGB (red/green/blue) color sensor at the top- point it at any consistent shade and press the button on the side and the pen saves that shade into its internal computer.
The computer then uses the pen’s five-color ink cartridge to create the sampled color.
The pens are powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and have 1 GB of capacity, enough to hold 100,000 colors, according to its designers. They are also equipped with a micro-USB port, allowing you to connect them to a computing or mobile device (they’re compatible with iOS, Android and Windows phones) .
Scribble offers the pen in two forms: the classic pen, which can draw on paper, or a stylus pen, which allows you to doodle on your tablet. They are not yet for sale, but if you’re interested, you can sign up for an alert that will let you know when they’re available.
In a press release, an anonymous spokesman had this to say about the new technology:
“For the color blind, kids, interior decorators, homeowners, teachers, artists, photographers, designers and students the Scribble color picker pen will make copying an exact color, any color from any object an absolute breeze.”
You can visit Scribble’s homepage here to learn more.
(h/t IFL Science)