Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Color Picking Pen

 Korean designer jinsu park designed a concept pen that adopts the eyedropper tool of photoshop for real life. the color picker pen enables colors in the environment to be scanned and instantly used for drawing. the sensor detects the color and matches it to the color display. then the RGB cartridge located within the pen mixes the inks together to create the color that has been scanned

Park has designed a concept pen that adapts Photoshop's eyedropper tool for real life. On one end of the pen is a camera that captures a complex, real world color. Then, like an inkjet printer, a computer in the pen calculates the mixture of red, green and blue ink needed to replicate the color photographed by the camera. Ink in the perfect proportions then flows out of the ball point on the other end of the pen.

 Currently, the device is more fanciful than practical--Park could start refining it toward a working prototype by first including CMYK inks instead of RGB. But as computing continues to shrink in size and price, you can bet that Park and other designers will continue to erase the line between digital and physical artist tools.

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