Piccolo: mini CNC drawing machine

Check out the Piccolo a mini CNC drawing machine that can draw repeatatly what you want.

Piccolo is a pocket-sized stand-alone CNC platform. For less than $70, you can assemble your personal Arduino-compatible kit for tinkering, developing and deploying basic 3D output. Be it plotting quick graffiti, printing a one-off business card on the fly, or multiple Piccolos working together to create a large mural, this kit provides a platform for experimenting with 2D or 3D digital fabrication at a small scale. This open-source design emphasizes simplicity, and is entirely composed of digitally manufactured components and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware.

via MAKE

Art Authority

When making art I think it is important to know your Art History. Art Authority is an iPad app that has over 40,000 paintings and sculptures, organized into eight period-specific rooms. It is displayed like a gallery and is very easy to look use. I think it is one of the best educational art tools out there at the moment. Check out the video below.

via artauthority and speciel thanks to Florentina Munteanu for introducing it to me.

(If only I had an iPad)

David Hockney on iPad and iPhone

So I said I don't use an iPad for drawing however David Hockney does.  "Hockney is one of the world's most acclaimed contemporary artists". After decades of making art he is still as innovative as he always had been.  Recently he had an exhibition at  Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC)  called Fresh Flowers  which featured "approximately 100 iPhone drawings displayed on 20 iPods, as well as an additional 100 iPad drawings on 25 iPads."  I still think that the ipad needs to have pressure sensitivity because I know how amazing the artist is and was disappointed with how the images actually looked turned out. Judge for your self…




Jaja- Kickstart

So Everyone always asks me "Why don't I use an Ipad to draw?" Well mostly it is because there is no Pressure Sensitive on the Ipad.

Introducing the Worlds First Pressure Sensitive Stylus for iPad… JAJA.  It is made by Jon Atherton from Brisbane, Australia.

This can not only be used on the Ipad but other tablets too. I can't wait to get it. It is still at the prodotype stage which is why it is on Kickstart.

If you want to buy it early before it comes out, there is still a few days left to to support it just click here. I decided to suport them by getting the blogger rate so I should get it early and when I get it in the mail, I will do a review on it.

Meanwhile heres a few picture:

via Kickstart