A few years back, architecture and design company Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) exhibited a program in which spray-paint-wielding drones were utilized to draw graphics on wall space. It was very smart, but perhaps not a thing that could easily turn out to be an industrial item. The company’s Scribit wall-drawing software, however, is meant to be exactly that.
Similar to a compact indoor model of the firm’s one-off 2015 Vertical Plotter, Scribit goes on a 2-axis plane across vertical spots like walls, glass windows or whiteboards, sketching graphics or letters as it does so. The aluminum-bodied circular gadget is hanging from two light diagonal wires, and can supposedly be installed in only 5 minutes, needing simply “two nails and an electrical power plug.”
It is built with four erasable markers of various colors, along with an eraser. Therefore it can erase its old drawings as it produces new work in the same spot. Owners use an app to submit photos or text to the internet-connected software and to notify it of the measurements of the space on which it will likely be drawing that copy.