Facadeprinter prints by shooting paintballs

Want some art nice and big on a wall and don't want to break out a ladder? The Facadeprinter in Germany is something that can help. It's a computer-controlled paintball gun that can make paintings 8m tall and 10m wide. The computer takes into account the shape of the target so there's no distortion in the final piece. Check out the video to see it in action.

via Wooster Collective

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armynavy177 years ago
Ok, awesome idea. Now we just need to figure out how to make our own.
I like it. And as long as we're making our own, maybe we can get it to shoot drops of paint without the balls--lower cost, less waste material. Kind of a giant inkjet printer.
there is no waste with paintballs
There is. The paintball shell is unnecessary for this, and could be considered a waste. A simple stream or blast of paint could work. However. a windy day would be more likely to ruin the trajectory without the nice, hard spherical shape created by the shell.
the shells are made of gelatin (same one used in pills) they biodegrade very fast
Yes, but that is still extra material required to construct the ball and extra mass to fire. It is still extra.
I guess
Arano megapix7 years ago
or we find a way to efficiently produce paintballs
bounty10127 years ago
Haha reminds me of when the mythbusters built a paintball gun.
i agree.
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