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Amplified Pencil makes the sounds of itself when you
Here's how it works:
Amplified pencil comes in three parts: a pencil, a micro-
microphone/transmitter, and a
To use your amplified pencil, you insert the top end into
which makes contact with the
end of the lead. You then turn on the amplifier and pair
with the pencil.
Once you begin drawing/writing with the pencil, the
of it scraping along the paper will now be amplified as
loudly as you require. Other adjustments to the sound
possible. Two pencils similarly equipped can also be used
as a simple drum machine, if you get tired of drawing.
Or have it play stuff that matches what you're drawing...
...but only while you're actually drawing. [doctorremulac3, May 20 2019]
Piezo contact microphone
$8 on Amazon. Might be too big to fit on a pencil comfortably. [discontinuuity, May 23 2019]
Prior art: Pencil that converts the varying electrical conductivity between the pencil and the marks on the paper as you draw into sound. Google search results link because there are a lot of pages and videos about itpick whatever catches your eye [notexactly, May 27 2019]
||This technology could be used also on shoes, hammers, knives and forks, anything that is used by making contact with another thing I suppose.
||I thought this was going to make the sound of what you are drawing
e.g. meowing for a cat. obviously if you draw as badly as me, the sound
would be hit and miss.
||So it would do what chalk does.
||Another twist would be to have it play a song of your
choosing but only when actually drawing, pauses when
lift it off the paper. So if you're drawing a pasture with
flowers for instance it would play the linked song but only
while pencil is in contact with paper.
||Hey, that's a whole new idea. Think I'll post it. As a pen
though, very easy to do.
||Now I'm wondering about other tiny sounds. What do hair climbing head lice sound like ?, horsey clip clop, crunchy vegetative scraping, or chalky violin-like squeals.
||I'm sure if you hold the pencil point against your
a cacophony of sounds will emerge.
||Nope, the other way. Purist of nothing, empty, devoid, just a rampant desire to fill a hole, even if it is just dollops of energy.
Then again, there is my squiggle as my arm travels through the universe.
||That link idea is quite different. It actually quite
like that which the Doc proposed. Amplified pencil
is totally passive and simply amplifies whatever
sound it already makes.... scratch, click,
||Art brushes, calligraphy, fingerpainting, pottery are
all artforms where a "zoom and pause" thermin-like
sound could also be generated, it could even teach
various styles of art with making "swoop swoop"
sounds when swooping supported the art form.
||Making it with computer response to video chip on
the art implement could do it