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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 -

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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 @ Facadeprinter.org [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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