November 17, 2019No Comments

reMarkable notes.

I came across the reMark­able a few months ago, after see­ing a video of it used –mag­nif­i­cent­ly– by Pinot Ich­wan­dar­di on either his Twit­ter or Insta­gram stream (you real­ly should fol­low both).

Remarkable tablet shown with Noris Digital pencil & Field Notes notepad.

For those of you not nerdy enough or who actu­al­ly had a social life for the last cou­ple of years, the reMark­able is an 11-ish inch tablet run­ning on Lin­ux with an epa­per dis­play and sty­lus. Its only func­tion is note tak­ing and sketch­ing. It does­n’t do (inten­tion­al­ly) much more.

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September 23, 2019No Comments

Atkinson Dithering Machine

In the last cou­ple of years I start­ed being more and more obsessed by e‑paper dis­plays. I part­ly blame my Kin­dle – by far my favourite and the best elec­tron­ic device I own to date – and my love for 1‑bit graph­ics.

My first com­put­er was a Mac­in­tosh SE and most of my ear­ly years in front of a mon­i­tor were spent exper­i­ment­ing with Hyper­card: you tend to devel­op a cer­tain (life-long) taste for black and white graph­ics.

Before sum­mer I bought an Inky pHAT dis­play and put it to use with a spare Rasp­ber­ry Pi Zero W I had in a draw­er in the office, and my old Playsta­tion Eye cam­era.
The Playsta­tion Eye works “out of the box” with the Pi: tak­ing pic­tures with it is pret­ty straight­for­ward. The next log­i­cal step for me was to dis­play them as beau­ti­ful dithered black and white images on the small e‑paper dis­play.

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