The Comppass Drawing Interface Receives Files From Smartphones

By: Alyson Wyers - Dec 8, 2014
References: ken-nakagaki & fastcodesign
This modern drawing interface is based on the idea of an old school compass. Designed by Ken Nakagaki and Yasuaki Kakehi, the COMP*PASS is integrated with Bluetooth technology and can draw two-dimensional shapes from digital files sent with an iPhone.

Like a traditional compass draws circles, the Comppass draws programmed images by rotating two steel rods that stick out from the device. It also has a copy and paste function.

The award-winning drawing interface exhibited at a number of domestic and international conferences as well as at exhibitions like the Ishikawa Dream Festival, Open Research Forum, XD Exhibition and ICC Open Space. At the James Dyson Award 2014, it recently won third place nationally and was in the Top 20 internationally.