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201007170649 Facadeprinter temporarily tattoos architecture

Facadeprinterhand Cc

Many moons ago, we posted about the Facadeprinter citing some of its basic early paintball-blasted output.
Since then, the device has apparently undergone some major refinements, now in its second prototype -

201007170708 Facadeprinter temporarily tattoos architecture

The printer is equipped with an industrial PC which is running the specially programmed printing software. The machine is operated by touchscreen. Artworks can be loaded from USB-devices in the file format SVG. With an integrated camera photos of the printing area can be taken and overlayered with a printing preview. This way position and scaling can be adjusted optimally on site. The distance to the wall is measured by infrared-meter and entered manually. The printing software calculates the driving coordinates regarding both the perspective and the ballistic distortion.

The artist/creators certainly seem to have found their groove, using the “architectonical inkjet” to paint some striking temporory public art around Berlin – more @ [Thanks, Erica!]


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Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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