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Someone build me one of these, please…

By Brian | July 19, 2005 | Share on Facebook

It just occurred to me that someone has to make a scanner that’s built right into a monitor. The user would put the paper he/she was scanning right up on the screen, push a button on the monitor frame, and Whammo – the image appears on the screen. It’d be like high tech iron-on’s.

Any engineers out there have some time on their hands? Get on it!

Topics: Tech Talk | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Someone build me one of these, please…”

  1. Jeff Porten says at July 22nd, 2005 at 3:00 am :
    You have noted that scanners and copiers only work on stationary objects in total darkness, yes?

  2. Brian says at July 22nd, 2005 at 7:32 pm :
    Minor inconviences…

    Without any mucking around, paper already sticks to a monitor via static electricity. But if that’s really a problem, all you need are air vents along the outer rim (or perhaps in the screen itself?!?) a la today’s photocopiers.

    As for total darkness, there must be a way around that. Worst case, it’s a sleeve that pulls over the screen before you press scan.

    Still sounds doable to me…


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