Hand-Held Scanner Lets You Copy + Paste Nearly Anywhere

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The “copy and paste” function is so familiar to computer users that it rarely needs explanation. The common function is breaking into the real world with a design by¬†Jayeong Yoon & Seulki Kim called, appropriately, Copy & Paste.

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The gadget is a handheld scanner/printer that can take images from one physical place, record them, and transfer them to another physical surface. One button scans and the other prints.

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No special paper or equipment is needed to use the handheld scanner/printer. Simply scan any image and recreate it on a flat surface – both actions are performed by moving the gadget slowly over the image and then the blank surface. The clever handheld device was a 2013 red dot design award: design concept winner.

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See more in Unbuilt Concepts or under Technology. December, 2013.