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About this project

 

  • a simple add-on that transforms any standard pencil in a precise passive capacitive stylus for touch screen;
  • simple and light;
  • natural feelings of traditional drawing and writing;
  • the only capacitive pencil;
  • the only stylus working on paper and touch-screen with the same tip and that you can erase!
  • Unlike most of other styluses, iLapis works excellently smoothly even at minimum pressure on the screen and at extreme inclinations, features that make it excellent as a surprising unobstructive capacitive pointer stick!
  • You can handle your pencil however you want, iLapis will work perfectly.
  • You can use iLapis wherever you want: indoor et outside, at school, in the train, on the beach ect. It can be used safety by children to learn writing (with dedicated apps), for professional use (art or handriting), or for ordinary use to tap and swipe quickly;
  • unexpensive and resistant. If you loose, wet, break, dirty it or simply falls to the ground, you won’t waste lots of money.
  • Unlike any other precision stylus, iLapis does not need batteries, wifi of bluetooth or microchip to work, just the power of the graphite!

 

 

My name is Giulio De Vita and I'm a comic book artist. During my 25 year professional activity, I use to research, try, invent different techniques, tools, media, even if I still prefer paper and ink for making comics.

In my research, I was seduced by new touchscreen devices for skecthing and noting in mobility, so I tested (spending lots of money) many sylus to work with.

Unfortunately I didn't find the right one: they are all too expensive, too fragile, too heavy, too technologic (need to recharge), and limitaded in usability, pressure and inclination.

I'm an artist and a daddy too: I want a tool that I can use in mobility, without the fear that I can loose it, break it, or wet it, that I can give to my son to play and write with... In short, I want a pencil, a real pencil!

So, at the end of 2013 I started studying a way to exploit the conductivity of graphite.

The result is really useful for example in teaching recreational field for handwriting and drawing, but I think it has something romantic for the unprecedented combination of a classic tool with a symbol of modern technology like tablets and smartphones.

 

UNIQUE!

 BRILLIANT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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