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Been busy Blackstripezing…

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

So long time no writing, but here’s a small update with what we were busy with for the last couple of months. The most important project on our own behalve, was: Blackstripes.com our DIY lineplotter project (build hardware as well as the software for this baby), first press coverage was with popular Dutch Magazine (digital technology, design & style): Bright.nl. David Lemereis wrote a nice article about us. You can read all about that here (in dutch). Lately we were picked up by major tech site wired.com. This gave us quite some exposure in the Raspberry Pi scene. Nice…

Blackstripes.com on wired.com

Blackstripes.com on wired.com

As you are picked up by a major site, news goes around fast and soon more blogs/websites are following (Adafruit, T3N amongst others):

Adafruit a major component supplier

Adafruit a major component supplier

German site T3N picked up on it too

German site T3N picked up on the news too

So what is this project all about? Blackstripes is our Robot which draws your pictures and you are able to purchase your own picture/photo as a drawing in the webshop as well!
Read more about it here: blackstripes.com


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The story of a single picture

Sunday, January 24th, 2010


It’s funny, almost one year ago in january 2009 I created an image of a device that I thought to be the perfect “couch hanging, while websurfing” device. It was of course an apple device and completely inspired on the iPhone. My iPhone to be  more specific, it’s a 2G model (I prefer it’s looks over the new ones)  and what I like so much about it is the way that it when you decide to go browse, you draw it from your pocket, push the home btn and launch safari, 20 seconds later you’re browsing the web. No booting, no crippled way of selecting hyperlinks, the in/out zooming by double tapping works perfect in my opinion. It would only be better if this device was slightly bigger, not to much though, not like a 10 inch if you ask me. Just 3/4  iPhones wide would be nice, and then a little higher, say a touch screen with a res of 1280 x 800 would be perfect. So when I was considering this I decided to draw something in 3dsMax, render it with vray, and drop it on Flickr.com. That’s what i did and then nothing happened, it had like 12 views and like 2 comments from apple fans. I called this rendering the iNetbook because some people were indicating that apple should release one too, so I thought ok this should be it then.

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