Attached to the organic light-emitting diode screen is the second printed circuit board. The camera is located just below the tip of the pen. Archived from the original on July 25, The smartpen allows the installation of as many applications as there is memory, and ships with several applications. Along with the camera, special paper is also required to document a visual copy.

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If tapped on the correct images, it can function xmart a calculator, for example, or can translate words the translator software as shipped includes only 21 words in a small selection of languages – as of September there are no public plans to make a full version of this translator available [2].

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved July 20, Retrieved August 5, The recorded information moves through the pen’s circuitry along a printed circuit board PCB and a ribbon cable. Archived from the original on August 21, Central to the Livescribe platform is the smartpen, a ballpoint pen with an embedded computer and digital audio recorder.

Inside a Livescribe Pulse Smartpen

The electricity required to perform all of the pen’s functions comes from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The Anoto pattern consists of numerous small black dots in patterns that are essentially invisible to the human eye, but can be detected by the pen’s infrared camera.


Notes and audio can be sent to other users as a “pencast” through the Livescribe Desktop software. Livescribe offers snart, fully warrantied replacements to customers who experience an issue with their OLED displays when their pen is in warranty.

Livescribe Smartpens

Archived from the original on August 16, Retrieved January 20, Attached to the organic light-emitting diode screen is the second printed circuit board. Along with the camera, special paper is also required to document a visual copy. Views Read Edit View history.

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The Livescribe Connect service, launched in Mayallows pencasts to be sent through e-mail, EvernoteFacebook, Google Docs, and other methods. Retrieved 8 April As with all Anoto pattern-based pens, the smartpen can only determine its position on the page when used with paper pre-printed with the dot pattern.


The user can choose to record audio in addition to the handwritten text.

Headphones for the Echo must be purchased separately. Quizzes ” ” Aaaay!: Some users have noted that ambient noise can be a problem. The Livescribe paper-based computing platform consists of a digital pendigital papersoftware applications, and developer tools.

A speaker, the tiny dot beside the microphone, livescribf play the sounds back.

Livescribe :: Never Miss A Word

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A color or monochrome laser printer works. The special paper is covered in microscopic dots.

The pen can store the data in its memory, or it can connect to a USB dock to send the information to a computer. See how this smartpen works.

Retrieved from ” https: Archived from the original on Livescribe has made four versions of its smartpen: You can also give instructions to the pen by tapping on specific parts of the dotted paper.