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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

8 years ago

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

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megapixarmynavy17

Reply 8 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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junits15megapix

Reply 8 years ago

there is no waste with paintballs

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haruspexjunits15

Reply 8 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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junits15haruspex

Reply 8 years ago

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

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haruspexjunits15

Reply 8 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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Aranomegapix

Reply 8 years ago

or we find a way to efficiently produce paintballs

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bounty1012

8 years ago

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

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madkraka

8 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~madkraka

Reply 8 years ago

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

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SpecieS~junits15

Reply 8 years ago

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

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junits15madkraka

Reply 8 years ago

BANNED PAINTBALLS?! why? there so fun!

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shakespeare1212

8 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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M4industries

8 years ago

I want one. 'Nuff said.

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corey_caffeine

8 years ago

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

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Jonny Katanamadkraka

Reply 8 years ago

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

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kcls

8 years ago

Cool!