Drawing on your iPad, as many of us have sadly discovered, is not as easy as the TV commercials make it appear. Especially if you’ve worn out the screen a bit with usage and it needs to be calibrated every few days to keep it working smoothly. Most of have end up using rubber coated matchsticks or other homemade pointing devices to serve as styli for the must-have tablet though some of us do end up purchasing as-seen-on-TV products too that end up scratching our iPad screen beyond repair. For those us that aren’t blessed with the resources to keep buying these tablets every few months or replacing their screens with the help of tech wizardry, Charles Mangin, web developer extraordinaire and noted hardware “artiste,” PressurePen is a cool new stylus made especially for the iPad that delivers you from all your stylus woes once and for all.
The unseemly looking PressurePen cones fitted with an audio-signal producing heart that lets your iPad’s screen discover how hard you’re pressing down on your stylus so your iPad can, via the audio jack of course, sense whether to draw a deeper or a lighter line. The PressurePen is designed to deliver over 1000 levels of pressure information to the iPad via the audio signal which makes it one of the finest drawing tools out there in the market today. For now, the PressurePen is available via the tinkerer’s Kickstarter projecting, pledging a fund to which will get you one of the first shipments of the product.
To get the PressurePen in a DIY kit form (where you can print your own 3D body shell and tinker with the open source software to customize the stylus to your own needs) you will need to pledge $30 towards the $10,000 fundraising goal before May 31st or pledge $60 to get a fully assembled, ready to run PressurePen whenever it is ready for production.