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May 5, 2008

The PrintBall – Paintball Printer

at 5:19 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks


Looks like the creators of Printball trust their machine. Watch the video to see how much they trust the system! This could make some cool graffiti. 🙂

"The PrintBall is like an Ink-Jet printer using a PaintBall Gun as printhead. The gun is mounted on a custum made pan & tilt unit which is connected to a Max/Msp based software through an Atmel chip [programmed in Basic]. The software allow the users to load and analyze images. The resolution of the image and the space between the point [definition the image] can be ajusted. Because the document is printed from a central point the number of steps by points send to the pan & tilt, which is moved by two stepper motors, one for each axe horizontal and vertical, determine the space between each point."