Scribble PenFed up of just one colour on your writing implement? How about those fancy pens with 4 different nibs you used to get at school, not enough choice for you there? How about 16 million colours? Well for you design perfectionists out there, this might just be the last pen you ever need.
It’s called the Scribble and it’s a brand new pen that will copy any colour you point it at then allow you write in that exact colour. That’s right, literally any colour you stick in front of it can be replicated!
Like a real-life version of the ‘pipette’ or ‘sample’ tool on computer design software, Scribble works by using an advanced colour sensor and a bright LED to illuminate and capture colours from any object in front of it.
The Scribble pen will replicate over 16 million different colour shades and can is capable of storing 100,000 different colours for quick use.
There are two types of Scribble devices to be launched: one with an ink cartridge that lets you draw on paper with your pre-captured colour, and a stylus version, which allows you to work on a compatible SMART device, like a phone or tablet.
The pen comes with a mobile app which can capture your selected colours, as well as host ones you design yourself.
After capturing the colour, the Scribble app converts the image into a useable colour for the pen, which then directs the ink to deploy the correct mix.
Scribble’s designers say the pen has been meticulously designed with ink management in mind, claiming it will last up to “several months, depending on your usage.” Cartridges are expected to be around the $3-10 mark subject to colour and capacity.
Its makers believe the pen can be put to use in whole host of situations, varying from interior designers making colour notes, to artists wanting the exact shade a flower petal on their work.
The Pens will go on sale at kickstarter.com for a rather hefty $149.95 for the ink version and $79.95 for the stylus.