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Offline nidlaX

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A "Microwaveable" Notebook (with thermochromic ink)
« on: March 08, 2016, 04:11:50 am »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/642311833/rocketbook-wave-cloud-connected-microwavable-noteb

I actually like the idea, but I wonder who will be the first idiot backer to microwave it without any water? :-DD
 

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Re: A "Microwaveable" Notebook (with thermochromic ink)
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 03:49:43 pm »
The image capture and automatic filing looks promising, but the notebook itself and thermochromic ink seems more like a gimmick than anything else.  $27 for a notebook that you can only re-use a maximum of 10 times and a pen.  Why wouldn't you just buy a bunch of $1 notebooks instead?  Or print off a bunch of their free pages and stick them in a binder so you can still use their app?
 

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Re: A "Microwaveable" Notebook (with thermochromic ink)
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 06:08:18 pm »
The image capture and automatic filing looks promising, but the notebook itself and thermochromic ink seems more like a gimmick than anything else.  $27 for a notebook that you can only re-use a maximum of 10 times and a pen.  Why wouldn't you just buy a bunch of $1 notebooks instead?  Or print off a bunch of their free pages and stick them in a binder so you can still use their app?
Right. I think the ghosting would probably be intolerable for some people. Having QR codes on the page is a great idea, traditional paper notebook manufacturers should take notice. The scanning capability they provide is similar to Microsoft Office Lens.
 

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Re: A "Microwaveable" Notebook (with thermochromic ink)
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 01:10:50 pm »
It must be so easy to make money. It is the new age -- edge/shape detection, auto white balance and some weird ass ink makes 300K GBP!
I can code this shit in OpenCV faster than I can download and compile OpenCV (and the bad ass evil CMake).
 

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Re: A "Microwaveable" Notebook (with thermochromic ink)
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 04:48:18 pm »
Actually they didn't even develop something new themselves, aside the app. The Frixion pens are widely available, and the notebook is just a mildly heat-resistant and metal-free one.
 

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Re: A "Microwaveable" Notebook (with thermochromic ink)
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 05:58:43 pm »
This is a followon to an Indiegogo campaign that raised $1M (!), and is finally delivering after a year (!):  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rocketbook-wave-cloud-ready-microwavable-notebook
 

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Re: A "Microwaveable" Notebook (with thermochromic ink)
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2016, 02:18:15 am »
The app, as a complete package and not proof of concept, is already done by Microsoft Office Lens. They just added the QR code -> page ID system.
 

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Re: A "Microwaveable" Notebook (with thermochromic ink)
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2016, 03:11:21 am »
It would be fun to take a bunch of important lecture notes, and then have the heat from the sun erase your entire notebook...
 

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Re: A "Microwaveable" Notebook (with thermochromic ink)
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2016, 05:04:07 pm »
It would be fun to take a bunch of important lecture notes, and then have the heat from the sun erase your entire notebook...
The Ink reappears when exposed to a temperature of under -10 degrees celsius.
Used frixion pens a lot, nothing ever disappeared unintentionally. Cheap royal blue fountain pen ink is much worse, after only 5 years of dry living room storage, only some faint fragments of the notes where visible.
 


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