October 31, 2012
Color Sensing Pen Reproduces Any Color It Detects
I'll take one.
From TAXI: "Designer Jinsun Park has developed a concept pen that is able to scan and reproduce any color that it detects."
"Called the 'Color Picker,' it's a pen with a built-in color sensor and RGB ink cartridges."
simply scanning a color sample the pen's sensor is able to detect the
color and mix the required inks to reproduce the target color."
"According to Enpundit, the Color Picker will allow artists and designers to be 'more connected to their surroundings and inspired by the changing colors in nature when creating drawings and renderings.'"
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A buddy of mine worked in software R&D at Apple for a while. He said they had a working prototype that did this back in the 90's. Only problem was, it was big, clunky and expensive. Think of what scanners and printers cost back then. Making it small, portable, and affordable was the road block that killed the project.
What we need is a hacker/maker type to take apart one of those all in one Scan-FAX-Copy-Pint machines and build this wonder pen from the parts!
Posted by: Chuck | Nov 1, 2012 4:31:27 PM
Oh, also, good luck matching the colour you see on an apple with the colour you draw with on a paper, even if the RGB values are the same. There's a reason printers do intimate adjustments to the files they're printing.
And, if you can't have accuracy, then what's the point?
Posted by: gryzor | Oct 31, 2012 11:00:12 AM
Erm... it's a concept. As such, not impressive at all. The concept has been there for ages, and I'm sure others have thought "ohhh if only this Photoshop feature was available IRL!".
If they manage to pull it off, hats off to them. If not, I can "design" a bicycle that will take me to the moon...
Posted by: gryzor | Oct 31, 2012 10:48:49 AM
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