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Facadeprinter prints by shooting paintballs Answered

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.

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armynavy17
armynavy17

10 years ago

Ok, awesome idea. Now we just need to figure out how to make our own.

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megapix
megapix

Reply 10 years ago

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.

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junits15
junits15

Reply 10 years ago

there is no waste with paintballs

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haruspex
haruspex

Reply 10 years ago

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.

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junits15
junits15

Reply 10 years ago

the shells are made of gelatin (same one used in pills) they biodegrade very fast

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haruspex
haruspex

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, but that is still extra material required to construct the ball and extra mass to fire. It is still extra.

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junits15
junits15

Reply 10 years ago

I guess

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Arano
Arano

Reply 10 years ago

or we find a way to efficiently produce paintballs

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bounty1012
bounty1012

10 years ago

Haha reminds me of when the mythbusters built a paintball gun.

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faeranne
faeranne

Reply 10 years ago

i agree.

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madkraka
madkraka

10 years ago

2 things. First that would cost a lot in paintballs, period. Second, I thought Germany had banned paintball? Pretty genius lazy tagger though.

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SpecieS~
SpecieS~

Reply 10 years ago

At the moment some people want to ban it, but it hasn't been banned yet. Not yet....

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junits15
junits15

Reply 10 years ago

why do they want to ban them?

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SpecieS~
SpecieS~

Reply 10 years ago

Because they say it glamorizes violence, it simulates war scenes, it makes persons run amok and so on...

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junits15
junits15

Reply 10 years ago

BANNED PAINTBALLS?! why? there so fun!

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shakespeare1212
shakespeare1212

10 years ago

Add a little motion detector to kick it off and I think that this would make an awesome addition to a paint ball gun course, a nice ambush booby trap. Take the wrong path through the maze and it paints "DEAD" on your cover alls. LOL Awesome work guys.

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junits15
junits15

Reply 10 years ago

agreed

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aerhahedhe
aerhahedhe

Reply 10 years ago

Ditto. 'Nuff said.

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corey_caffeine
corey_caffeine

10 years ago

50 bucks for 2000 rounds, sdound like a deal to me

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madkraka
madkraka

Reply 10 years ago

Can of spraypaint is $7.

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Jonny Katana
Jonny Katana

Reply 10 years ago

These are quite large paintings, you'd need more than one can of spray paint.

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kcls
kcls

10 years ago

Cool!