This Wooden Engraver Harnesses Sunlight to Make Its Marks

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 16, 2015
References: kickstarter & psfk
'Febo' is a wooden engraver that allows you to draw on a number of different materials by using sunlight. This solar paintbrush is the perfect tool for leaving your mark on everything from wood to leather.

Febo is made up of a magnifying glass and a strong wooden body. The device works by harnessing the power of the sun to make marks, meaning you do not need ink, graphite or batteries. The wooden engraver will work as long as you are beneath a clear sky, which means you can even use it in the winter. To operate the solar paintbrush, simply remove the safety filter, tilt the body at a 90 degree angle and then let the device soak up the sunlight. The engravings are dependent on the strength of the sun rays, meaning your designs will come out differently based on the weather at the time.

The stylus will write on a variety materials, including cork, wood, leather and plywood, which makes it versatile for a number of different projects.