After meeting with David Butts from Mad Dog Garage. I was inspired to develop something with working gears, my initial idea was to build a wristband fidget device. Since wristband watches seem to be more of an accessory items, I figured a device on the wrist doesn’t really need to tell time. A wristband watch is kind of a stylish way to stay connected to the past really.
While rethinking the purpose of a wristband device, I thought it might be interesting to have a small printing press that would print out something simple like a small strip of paper with your name and phone number on it. Business cards are also not totally necessary anymore so anyone who has them must be important. With this printing press you will be able to quadrupally impress someone by having your own business card, wristband watch type device, your own printing press and the simple fact that you can demonstrate you know how to be stylish and practical.
The simple device would be fed a piece of paper where it would then be trimmed and printed on with a few turns of a wheel.
Printing presses are quite impressive.
It will be a lot of work but with this idea, I’m going to try to make some prototypes and perhaps get a kickstarter going for it in order make this idea more of a reality.
3 replies on “Wristband Print Press”
Business cards? Too practical. I suggest developing this idea as more of a wearable sculpture that would print out a line of poetry or a pithy saying — “technology is a virus” or something similar.
The nice thing about having your own printing press is the idea that you could print out anything you wanted… uh as long as it remains in the size restraints of the press.