A German company has come up with an inkjet printer that’s connected to a computer-enhanced paintball gun, and it can paint images onto building facades with pretty precise aim. Judging from its work, there’s now a new effective technology for making graffiti. The German contraption, which is comprised of an pressurized barrel mounted on a two-axis turntable, can blast pictures onto walls from a distance of 20 feet. It’s controlled by an on-board industrial PC running a custom touch interface.
Images can be loaded onto the machine with a USB stick, and they’re printed by paintballs of many colors traveling over 100mph.
The Facade Printer is an especially cool embodiment of the push to make art, not war. Of course, it’s hard not to imagine how much havoc it could wreak in your local paintball league. More pictures and video at DesignBoom.