Inkjet printers produce images using thousands of tiny ink dots. Now, instead of a printhead and ink cartridges, imagine a printer that uses a paintball gun and color pellets. That's exactly what the Facadeprinter is.
Invented by a German trio (designers Martin Fussenegger and Michael Sebastian Haas and engineer Julian Adenauer), this software-controlled robot shoots color onto walls or other surfaces, allowing spectators to watch as a piece of large installation art is created.
Fussenegger, Haas, and Adenauer also see applications for the Facadeprinter in disaster relief efforts, as symbols indicating medical facilities, fresh water, danger zones, and so … Read more