Friday, June 30, 2006

Dynomite Wacom Power Glove!

Ok, maybe not...
One thing that always bugged me about the Wacom graphic tablet, is that you're drawing on plastic. The plastic pen on the plastic sheet covering the tablet works smoothly enough, the problem is the hand. When skin is in contact with plastic, it tends to sweat after a minute. Then your hand starts to stick to the tablet and it's not as smooth as when you draw or ink on paper.

My first solution was to put a sheet of paper on the tablet. You do loose some of the sensibility of the pen, but the gained smoothness compensates for it.

Now the problem is that the sheet of paper needs to be kept in place. You can scotch tape it, but that'll leave sticky glue marks on your tablet. And in summer, when you use a fan to cool yourself off, your sheet of paper will have a tendency to fly away.

Now I think it's in a Star Wars "making of" that I saw someone using its tablet with a cloth. So I thought of something similar. A cheap all-purpose glove from the Dollarama. Cut the glove at the three first fingers otherwise you won't have enough grip on the pen. Now my hand doesn't stick to the tablet and there's nothing between the tablet and the pen.

It doesn't really change anything to my drawings. It'll just be more conveniant.

Edit: RSJ says I should market them as "Wacom Gloves". And since they're made in China by most likely underpaid workers, there would be much profits!


Blogger Schorhr said...

Why didnt I think of that! Good idea.
Though I mostly use my
Aiptek PEN LCD, which is like a Wacom Cintiq Screen with pen, but lots cheaper (400eur back then) but not as precice.

4:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This might be of interest to you... seems that great minds think alike:

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:10 AM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

But is it for on paper?

9:20 AM  
Blogger Schorhr said...

What is?

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's awesome! Congrats on being more clever than someone else. Now all you need to do is get a pattent for it and you will be set for much profits!!


8:03 PM  
Blogger Shaun Henderson said...

That's a wacky looking stylus you have there. Is it the standard one that comes with the tablet or some kind of custom jobbie?

3:41 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

I'm not sure what other styluses look like. Mine's dark grey see-through, otherwise I think it's standard Wacom. My tablet was a special edition, whatever that means (I think it's just a different color).

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you guys ever see SmudgeGuard? It's also a partial glove.
Great minds really do think alike..
Check out

2:28 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

10$? x_X

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a video on youtube of your similar glove:

12:40 PM  

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