What if the camera can print instantly like a Print Brush on any flat surface? Yes its not a dream any more, due to the efforts by Breton and his team that took them 10 years to make it a perfect technology invention of this era. $10 million were invested in this project so far. We can expect our cameras equipped with this worlds smallest printer by the next year.
Alex Breton is the inventor and an engineer from Stockholm, Sweden. The country that is never behind in the race of technology advancements. He developed this PrintBrush as a new product idea for Europe’s biggest rubber stamp company. He surprised the world in 2002 with an 8.8 ounces inkjet printer that can print on any flat surface including wood, fabric, plastic and paper and it prints when you slide it over the surface with your hand.
Popsci explains How It Works :
PrintBrush: As the user slides the printbrush across a sheet of paper, optical sensors track the velocity and direction of the printer relative to the page. a controller matches the location coordinates to a pixel map of the document or image and runs algorithms to predict which pixel to print next.
By the passage of time they refined the navigation system, and recently replaced the LED-based sensors with laser technology. They wrote an algorithm that can formulate the various ink combinations and can produce 16 million color shades instantly. This printer can be used on any flat surface which opens the whole new possibilities for creative users. I would personally love to buy this gadget and carry it while i travel.
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