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Remote-control Car Graffiti

This instructable shows you how everybody can create really cool graffiti works.
You can make them on the floor or on paper, whatever you like, just by controlling a remote-control car.

You'll have much fun and it's really easy!

You can see the results from my experiments here:



Hope you enjoy it!

Ruud

Willem de Kooning Academie, Netherlands

http://www.wdka.nl

the make class!
http://blog.wdka.nl/make
 
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Step 1: Materials

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This is the stuff you need:

- A remote-control car! Probably everybody has one from the days you were young...it doesn't have to be a big and powerfull one, but it should be able to carry between 200 and 400 grams.
Make sure you also got the batteries!

- Paint!

- Ducktape

- some matches

- one or more small plastic drinking bottles! depends on how many different colours of paint you want to use.

Step 2: Preparing the drinking bottles for paint

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Take the small drinking bottles, you have to make sure they're not too big, so the car will keep driving!

Take the lid from the bottle and drill or cut a small hole in it.

make the hole like 0,5 cm wide. This is where the paint is gonna float through

When you're finished, you can check the hole by filling the bottle with some paint (that you mixed with water if you want to) and see if the paint runs smoothly through the hole, at the speeds that you want!

Step 3: Create a not-leeking system

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We dont't want much of the paint to come out of the bottle before we start driving, because there is a hole in the lid...so we'll make some kind of stop that can be put in the hole, which we can take out just before driving.

Take out your matches. check how many you need to fill the little hole you drilled in the lid. You probably need 5 or 6 if you drilled a hole that's 0.5cm wide.

Use the ducktape to tape the matches together.

Do some tests, so there won't be much paint leeking.

ilpug3 years ago
i want to do this on a street for street art. try to write stuff with it. maybe sit in an upstairs palce or hide in the shadows then drive it out in city streets and see what people do. nice idea, although the paint jat system could be refined a bit.
cagsmart4 years ago
This is really funny that i stumbled upon this today of all days
because i just had a crit in my drawing class for a project i did with paint and markers controlled by an rc car.
but mine was more of an instalation for a week to let people do it
also the car was controlled by an old DDR mat
but the result is semi similar
weirdd
Sandisk1duo5 years ago
vidoe doesn't work otherwise, great instructable
LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
Art is weird. Nice job!
bigpinecone6 years ago
i never understood how people think splattered paint is art. no offense, but i never understood that.
Nice, good job
=SMART=6 years ago
Haha very good idea !! I bet somebody would pay alot of money for that art if you were a famous artist :D
mrmath =SMART=6 years ago
I was just wondering how much one of those stretched and framed would go for.
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