Created by Mark Barker and Robert Hoffman, the Scribble Pen employs an ARM 9 microprocessor to mix ink that you have scanned and they saves it to an internal memory bank capable of storing over 100,000 unique colors. See a flower with a color you’ve never seen? Scan it. Blade of grass? Scan it. The possibilities are nearly endless.
Scribble Pen: Kickstarter campaign in the near future
While the Scribble Pen is not yet available, there are thousands that are eagerly awaiting the company’s Kickstarter campaign that is imminent.
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I remember a time that a particularly scary nun in my Catholic school seemed to soften whenever she took to using her favorite Big pen that allowed her to use either blue, black, red, or green ink from the same pen with a flick of a switch. That was only 30 years ago and the Scribble Pen is just indicative of how far we’ve come. At the risk of dating myself, my first computer was a Commodore Vic-20.
And that innovation doesn’t stop at a self mixing pen with a scanner but also applies to the digital world. The company has another device meant for use with mobile devices rather than paper. The Scribble Stylus in conjunction with the Scribble+ mobile app will allow users to capture colors with the stylus and upload them to the app where they can be tagged, organized and made searchable for immediate use on a smart device.
Wow, just wow
Each device, it’s difficult to simply refer to the former as a “pen” weigh less than an ounce each and are powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
According to a company spokesperson, “For the color blind, kids, interior decorators, homeowners, teachers, artists, photographers, designers and students, the Scribble colour picker pen will make copying an exact color, any color from any object, an absolute breeze.”
It’s believed that the Scribble Pen will retail for $149.95 and the Stylus for $79.95. The website has additional information as well as a signup for those interested in being notified when the Kickstarter campaign is launched and the pen becomes available.