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Color Picker Pen

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By Evan Ackerman

What do you do when someone asks you what your favorite color is? Tell them something like “blue?” Bah. That’s an unacceptably imprecise answer. Ideally, you should specify the wavelength, but failing that, you can just use this color picker pen to replicate any color. Place the end of the pen against an object or surface to read the color, and the pen will automatically combine red, green, and blue ink to give you exactly the color you want.

The color picker pen is currently just a concept.

VIA [ I New Idea ]








  • John

    What a brilliant idea!

  • http://www.s2999.com Jen

    No idea what it would be useful for, but I like the concept of eyedropper tool goes IRL.

  • gnarfi

    its tecnically wrong
    it has to combine cmy or cmyk you cannot mix rgb colors without getting darker and darker

  • http://lamperogbelysning.wordpress.com Joop Johansen

    I like the Idea, but would be usefull in real life? Anyways, it would be a nice gadget to have around.

  • http://lamperogbelysning.wordpress.com Joop Johansen

    I like the Idea, but would be usefull in real life? Anyways, it would be a nice gadget to have around.

  • Nikkita Croix

    totally cool, but what if you wanted to draw in white?

  • http://www.yourdesign.ifastnet.com Design

    Great idea!! I'm curious how similar are colours from pen and natural. This gadget is for designers.

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  • immenselyamused

    nikkita – use white out…

  • immenselyamused

    nikkita – use white out…

  • Amanda Dugan

    Good idea, but I sure hope they don’t forget to convert it. They’d need an RGB sensor to intake the light color from the object, but then it needs to be converted to CMYK for the pigments. Pigments mix together differently than light does. There would be another conversion element from the sensor to the mixture used in the pen.