Scanning pen

Scanning pen
Take the cover off the pen and press the power button (the button with the red symbol on it) to turn the pen on.

Scanning pen
When the screen says 'Ready to Scan' place the pen at the beginning of the words that you want to hear and, pressing firmly so that the red light comes on, roll the tip of the pen to the end of the words.

Scanning pen controls
Press the ← button once. The sentence will be spoken out, highlighting each word as it's spoken.

Press the → button to move along the sentence word by word. Each word is spoken out.

Press the enter button (button with green coloured ENT) to see the word in large print.

Press the → button to hear the word spelled out.

Press the ↓ button to see the meaning of the word.
Press enter and ↑ ↓ → ← buttons to hear each word of the meaning.

If you want to scan more words press the escape button (ESC) until the screen says 'Ready to Scan'.

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Faux Pencil Fine Tip Pen

Faux Pencil Fine Tip Pen

Fun fine tip pen in the style of a pencil. Please note, this pen is available in a variety of colours and we cannot guarantee which one you will rece…

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Event - Open Studio: Digital Design Resident, The T/Shirt Issue

Tue 16 September 2014–Thu 18 September 2014

SPECIAL EVENT: Visit the digital design collective The T/Shirt Issue in their studio to learn more about their work and see how they have been 3D scanning objects in our collection and turning them into fabric installations.

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