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Wired’s how-to Wiki ran an article about installing homebrew apps on your Nintendo DS, describing how to install and use Colors, a really pro-looking sketch application. It seems like such a simple application, but its capabilities as a sketch tool (in the hands of someone with artistic talent) are stunning. It uses the pressure sensitivity of the DS touch screen to control the stroke width, much like how you might use an expensive Wacom tablet, except completely portable.

Running homebrew apps on your DS is about as simple as purchasing a compatible flash cartridge, so there’s nothing too intimidating about using (and maybe developing) some of the great applications that are available from independent developers.

Colors!
Hack a Nintendo DS to Make an Awesome Digital Sketchbook [via LifeHacker]


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  1. bachterman says:

    cool! i’ve tried colors on my ds, but i have no artistic talent… :(
    for scribbling, i recommend the scribber portion of dsorganizer.