Thursday, June 13, 2013

Deconstructed Bird

I activated the hand-held scanner. This is a peculiar piece of gear, very useful in limited situations. It can scan the pages of a book which will not sit (or be crushed) flat on the flat bed of a conventional scanner. You set it to scan and roll it across the page till you've covered what you want to copy. It sends the scan to a mini SD tiny card and then through a USB cable to your computer. The scans are quite good but they are small so if you were scanning a larger page you'd have to do a number of them and then "stitch" them together in Photoshop. There is one major problem with this device and that is the power source. It runs on AA batteries but if you leave the batteries in the device when you are not using it, it drains the power out of them (even when the scanner is turned off) so when you pick it up to use it after a few months, the batteries are dead. I solve this by simply removing the batteries after each use and keeping them near the disassembled device. So there.

This is a shape and texture doodle I did in my sketchbook journal, with both birdlike and wood-scrap-like elements. It's kind of like what my blogging buddy "Emikk" does with plumbing.

Pitt drawing pen on sketchbook page, 4" x 4", June 2013.

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