The Scribble Pen will let you pick and draw with any RGB colour
The Scribble Pen, a new ink pen which will let you choose from 16 million colours when drawing has been unveiled. This gadget is described as “the first colouring device of its kind that can take the world of colour around you and transfer it directly to either paper or your favourite mobile device” by its designers.
The ink pen features a sensor which will allow users to ‘pick up’ any colour or shades they choose, whether its someone’s hair colour, a flower or the shade of your favourite lipstick, and will then mix the ink in its built-in ink cartridge to that exact colour so users can draw with it on paper. A stylus version of the pen is also available, working in similar ways to the ink pen, whilst allowing users to draw in the shade captured on their smartphone or tablet screen, provided that the Scribble+ app is installed.
Both versions of the device feature Bluetooth technology and Micro-USB in order to link to a PC or other computing device. Measuring around 6.3-inches long, the pen utilises a 16-bit colour sensor and an ARM 9 microprocessor to detect different shades and can store up to 100,000 unique colours in its 1GB internal memory in addition to the ability to reproduce over 16 million unique colours in ink.
A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign will soon be launched by the inventors of the device, Mark Barker and Robert Hoffman. The Californian company will be selling the pen through the campaign for £90 ($150) for the ink version and £48 ($80) for the stylus version. Early backers are said to receive 20 per cent off the planned final retail price whilst those interested can sign up for a newsletter to receive email notifications when the campaign kicks off.