PrintBall Reloaded

The reloaded part in the title is connected to the new use of this amazing graffiti robot. Since reverse is not how I like it, let me tell you the story from the beginning:

The PrintBall is a graffiti robot. It works like a giant Ink-Jet printer using a PaintBall Gun as print-head. The PaintBall gun is mounted on a custom made pan & tilt unit, which is connected to a software programmed with Max/Msp: PrintWare 6.0 (G.M.L compatible). The pan & tilt is controlled by an Atmel chip [programmed in Basic] allowing the PrintWare 6.0 software to move the two stepper motors and to trigger the PaintBall Gun. The software allows the users to load, analyse and shot images. The resolution of the image can be adjusted according to the number of steps between each points.

The PrintBall is based on a concept by Geraud de Bizien and Benjamin Gaulon. Hardware and Software by Recyclism. Realised in 2005 with the support of the Frank Mohr Instituut.

And now back to the Reload. Benjamin Gaulon (aka recyclism) has converted his graffiti writing paint ball robot, PrintBall, to be compatible with Graffiti Markup Language (GML). That enables the combined use of the EyeWriter and the PrintBall. Cool, eh?

ChristoPrintBall Reloaded

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