Facadeprinter can make a large image on a wall, quickly
by Mark R
So what are we looking at here? Is this some sort of weapon of mass destruction for your next paintball game?
No, this is the “large scale communication tool” called the Facadeprinter. It is a “software controlled paintball turret that is capable of blasting a wall with dots of paint traveling at 200 km/h, from a distance of 12 meters away”. The machine is capable of firing 5 paintballs a second, and the colored pixels that it splats on the wall are about 5 to 10 centimeters in diameter.
The artist is able to make such images using SVG images uploaded from a USB flash drive. He also has a touchscreen interface so he can properly line up the gigantic prints. There is a video of this in action after the jump. I highly recommend that you check it out, because it really is something to see.
As you can see from the aforementioned video, it takes graffiti to another level. I’m not certain what else to use this for, but if you are a company with a recognizable logo, then this would be a very pointillist way to get your image across.
I would like to see if this artist can do more than just one color. Perhaps he can figure out a way to sync several of these machines together to create the Seurat masterpiece “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”.