hektor, the graffiti robot

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by iGav, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. macrumors G3

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    I think this is so cool.... and clever... and everything.... I want one!!

    Link junkies get your fix here...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3045158.stm

    and

    http://www.hektor.ch/


    or article below..


     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    Damn that impressive - I just watched the video they had on the hektor site....:D

    Cool stuff - I'd love to see if they do 3 color art, use one with three cans......

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  3. thread starter macrumors G3

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    that'd be quite a 'warholian' challenge for Hektor... :D :p :p
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    thats aweomse, i also love the desktop liek website they put together, thanks for the great link
     
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    GroundLoop

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    Nice!

    That thing is pretty badass. Pretty soon all of the street artists will have some computer-aided competition. Would be quite a hit at Venice Beach or Fisherman's Wharf.

    Hickman
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    ooh, think ziptone....

    It would not surprise me to see them expand the abilities of this at all. Such cool stuff.

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    P-Worm

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    wow that is so cool I've decided to build one. That and a rail gun (the real kind, not the laser kind).

    P-Worm
     
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    tazo

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    i cannot believe how cool and exact it is. that movie of it was cool too.
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    I've so got the first order if they come on the market :D

    Very interesting and very cool...
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    I think hektor is run by a pc - and they have some special hardware to go with it. I'm sure its not cheap. Also if you read their pdf, this isn't a simple little thing they did. Which really makes it special and I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of a kind. :D

    D
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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    Well, there have been different versions of huge "printers".

    There have been a few that use more accurate paint ball gun type ink jets, interesting but messy if you're in the firing range.

    Wouldn't mind seeing colour versions with 5 spray cans :D

    I really want to looking into designing something like this :)
     
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    wdlove

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    Maybe as a class project Wardofsky could design one that runs on a Mac! Mr. Anderson be an advisor on the project!
     
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    Macmaniac

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    Whoa cool! I want one, they should design one with multiple colors. These could be used to create new billboards every day on the roadside. Imagine the marketing possibilities companies could have a new ad every day.
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    I think to print a photo with five colours on a wall would be my kinda' thing.

    duke's a couple of continents away from me so maybe an iSight/iChat style project then?
     

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