The Facadeprinter is essentially long distance pointillism device, using paintballs to throw up artwork in large canvases — like building sides, bridges, walls, etc. Its inventors call it a “large scale communication tool”, which is accurate, but you could also call it a long distance graffiti weapon as well, I guess. As they say it “is a simple, software-controlled robot. It consists of a two axis turn table and an airpressure printhead. The printer shoots the artwork from a distanced position dot by dot onto the chosen area. According to this method inaccessible and also uneven surfaces can be printed on. Buildings can be displayed without costly scaffolding.” It is comprised of a paintball shooter connected to a printer which is equipped with an industrial PC running the specially programmed printing software. The machine is operated via touchscreen, and the artworks is loaded through USB-devices. There is a bit of manual labor involved, however, as you have to measure the distance to the wall with an infrared meter and then enter it manually. Since it saves you from having to do the actual spray painting, I guess that’s not too much to ask…

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