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Silent Whisper / Electronics

Silent Whisper
Silent Whisper

Texts had followed the evolution of mankind from graphics to the present, people reply on texts not only to communicate with each other, but also to express their emotion. Even in this digitalized world till now, the majority of people still keep using pen and paper to make records. Under this circumstance, the very large amounts of trees are cut down just only to satisfy people’s need! Or systematically, we might send messages via email or SMS.

Different from propelling pencil we are usually using, we’ve come up with a new and digitalized propelling pencil, which is equipped with functional digital communication. The most special and amazing part is that there's no need to refill the lead of the pencil, even the lead of pencil won't be needed any longer; furthermore, it still remains the normal function as a propelling pencil. We utilize the built-in gyroscope to record the dimensional move, going through these records, and it is then transferred into digital graphical data. When running out of power, all we have to do is double press one button as re-charging, just the same way when we press it for more lead out to write. Meanwhile, existing texts can be converted into digital data and transmit to others via the wireless connection between the digitalized propelling pencil and various devices.

University

Ming Chi University Of Technology

Ming Chi University Of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan

Jieh-Cheng Kuo

Design

Chang-Jhih, Shih

Chang-Jhih, Shih
Taipei, Taiwan