Gear maker Keep Pursuing has announced their latest creation, the OrbitPen. This pen is designed to be the ultimate desktop accessory for fidgeters, so if you are the fidgety type, this will give your hands something to do while at work.
Skryf is a unique robotic vehicle built by artist Gijs van Bon. As it moves slowly along the ground, it writes temporary messages using sand. The text will gradually fade away because it is exposed to weather and no one will ever know that it was there.
We’ve featured a plotting machine kit before, but if you want something that’s ready to go out of the box then check out the AxiDraw, a USB plug-and-play machine by Dr. Lindsay Wilson and Evil Mad Scientist.
AxiDraw can write or draw on practically any flat surface using normal writing implements, such as a ballpoint pen, chalk or an edible marker.
A few months ago we featured iSketchnote, an iPad cover that can record and digitize handwritten or handdrawn notes. If chipmaker Qualcomm has its way, that feature may be integrated into the next wave of tablets.
Livescribe pens are popular and powerful recording tools, but they only work with Livescribe’s own notebooks. A new product called the iSketchnote can’t record audio, but it presents a cheaper and more intuitive way of recording your drawing or writing.
Earlier this year we heard about Lernstift, a concept for a pen that helps kids spell and write correctly by vibrating to point out mistakes. The folks behind this promising invention have now launched a fundraiser on Kickstarter.
Inventor Falk Wolsky and his better half Mandy, a child care worker, were inspired to make the Lernstift (“Learning pen” in German) after seeing their son struggle with writing. They came up with a prototype that detects “writing movements” and alerts the user if he makes a mistake.
Livescribe is a been around for a while and can take your handwritten notes and allow you to transfer them to computer as digital files. One limitation up until now is that you had to connect the pen to your computer using a cable to upload stored notes.
It takes years for a person to learn how to write Japanese or Chinese characters. There’s good news though. Robots can do it a lot quicker. A research group has developed a ‘bot that can identify and mimic detailed brush strokes that are required to write these kinds of characters.
Almost everything can be turned into a weapon. I think that much is clear if you’ve seen footage of prison brawls, where anything from spoons to toothbrushes can be deadly objects. How much more if prisoners somehow manage to grab an officer’s pen?
I’m not boasting, but most of my college textbooks look pristine. That means that you won’t find any highlights, notes, or markings on any of their pages. Not because I plan to resell them or anything (although I probably could, so I could make a few extra bucks), but because I think highlights look kind of messy.
There are a lot of blogging platforms available on the Internet so you can self-publish your thoughts and random ramblings for the whole world to read. That’s great news for people who want to share their ideas or let off some stream – but what about the writers who want to create complete novels?
I’d like to take a moment to welcome Hazel as the newest member of Technabob’s lean mean writing machi–er, team.
When she’s not busy spelling her name out in pictures, she enjoys sitting down in front of the computer and scouring the world wide web for the latest innovative gadgets and tech news while a whole lot of Taylor Swift (her musical flavor of the month) plays in the background.
When I was a kid in school, I could do so many things with a rubber band, a pen and a paperclip that I felt like MacGyver. At least I would have if I’d actually known who he was back then.
Seriously, I could use those few items to craft weapons of mass annoyance.
Until I came across the StatSheet Network, I thought that robots were the only man-made automatons that are taking over human jobs. But just last week, a network of websites with no human writers was launched.