Pixit lets you customize your own rubber stamp, pixel by pixel
April 22, 2013
If you've ever perused the rubber stamp section of a crafts store, then you know how pricey it can be to purchase just a handful of stamps, which print only a limited number of images. That's why some intrepid designers at Quirky developed the Pixit, a reusable rubber stamp kit that allows you to create your own design and then change it to a completely different one whenever you want.
The Pixit kit includes a stamp, a pen and an ink pad which are all designed to fit into a single, tidy box that measure just 70 x 7 x 55 mm (2.8 x 2.8 x 2.2 inches). To use the kit, first you sketch out a drawing on the dry-erase surface on the top of the stamp. Then, using a tool built into the pen, you press down each little square that the pen covered, locking them all into place. This eventually forms a pixelated version of your drawing, which can then be stamped anywhere you want using the accompanying ink pad.
Once you're done, all you have to do is press the "pixels" back into place, and it's ready for a new design. The whole thing is also made to be easily washed, so you won't leave any ink residue behind.
Naturally, Pixit can't create a design that's incredibly detailed, but pixel art has carved out a loyal niche in the world. At any rate, it's sure to be popular with retro gaming enthusiasts who want to recreate simple video game sprites.
A price and release date have not been set yet, but you can head over Quirky's website to vote on what price you'd prefer for a pixelated rubber stamp.