Wacom!

Ok, you’ll never guess what I came across today!  Or, well, if you’ve read the topic, you might…  I found an (apparently) owner-less Wacom tablet.  That probably doesn’t mean much to most people, but in my experience, you don’t just find Wacom tablets lying around gathering dust… unless they’re broken of course.

So, while I was cleaning up the desk next to mine for a rotation student, I discovered it just sitting there.  I’d never seen one without a fancy engineering template taped on top, so I assumed it was either broken or missing a piece or relegated to its dust gathering status for some equally horrific disfigurement.  I cheerfully set it aside, thinking I’d just plug it in later to see why it was discarded.

Well, much to my surprise, the thing works!   If you’ve never seen a Wacom tablet before, it’s the king of mice, the grand father of touch pads, the cats pijamas.  Holy cow are they cool.  I plugged it in and started doodling with it immediately in inkscape.  Seriously, that is a nice piece of hardware.

I have the feeling that, if no one claims it, I’ll be doing some serious doodling for all of my projects – and with my plans for doing visualization work, this could be the start of some really fun images.  While I’m still feeling pumped about it, I’ll challenge myself to post something drawn with it for next week…  in 7 days I should be able to do something neat, otherwise I am clearly unworthy of such a lucky find!

2 thoughts on “Wacom!

  1. It belongs to the lab and has been bought last summer for a medical illustrator intern. The CMMT is looking for an other intern for next summer so it might be used then.

    • Thanks Anthony – of course it belongs to the Wasserman lab. My question was about whom in the lab is using it, not it’s ownership, which is undisputed.

      I hope no one will mind if I borrow it now and again, but no worries – I won’t make any claims on it. For the moment, I’ve just given it a home on the shelf above, so that my rotation student can use the desk for a few weeks. Once he’s done, it can go back to where it was before. (-:

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