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Grafitti drone

CMY render printing by drone on buildings
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The large sides of skyscrapers would make ideal locations for graffiti, but cannot until now be accessed.

A swarm of 3x 'graffiti drones' each fitted with controlled spray nozzles is envisaged. One for cyan, one magenta and one yellow. The image is loaded into software that generates a flight path and spray plan for each drone.

They will fly in rows from top left to bottom right, just like a printer or TV image, rendering the picture onto the chosen wall.

TonyDeaf, Aug 19 2019

30 St Mary Axe https://en.wikipedi...wiki/30_St_Mary_Axe
A blank canvas for those with an infantile sense of humour ... [8th of 7, Aug 19 2019]

Maybe a pair of these. https://fineartamer...-photo-library.html
[MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 19 2019]

// comprising of // https://en.wikipedi...g/wiki/Comprised_of
URL typed from memory. If it doesn't work, try decapitalizing "Comprised". [notexactly, Aug 22 2019]

(?) Facadeprinter https://web.archive....facadeprinter.org/
Prior art: another computer-controlled graffiti application method, using a paintball turret [notexactly, Aug 22 2019]

mustache spray painting drones
[xaviergisz, Aug 22 2019]


       Why is this being implemented with raster-scan graphics as opposed to the (cleaner and more economical) vector graphics?

Nice idea though
hippo, Aug 19 2019

       A potential [+] for innovation is, sadly, outweighed by the massive [-] for public vandalism.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 19 2019

       One observer's "vandalism" is another's "Street Art" ...   

       An enormous phallus spraycanned onto the side of the Gherkin <link> would probably be amusing to most onlookers.
8th of 7, Aug 19 2019

       //One observer's "vandadlism" is another's "Street Art" ... // No. If the owner of the property lets you do it, it's Street Art. If they don't, it's vandalism.   

       Incidentally, to the best of my knowledge, the Gherkin doesn't have a side. However, there's nothing apart from money to prevent someone from building a couple of astronomical observatories <link>on opposite sides of the Gherkin's base.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 19 2019

       Re vector graphics: I did think about that, would be great for more cartoon / text heavy content, but not as good for images I thought. Though I could be wrong here.
TonyDeaf, Aug 19 2019

       //to the best of my knowledge, the Gherkin doesn't have a side// Au contraire, it has two sides comprising of an inside and an outside.
xenzag, Aug 19 2019

       //comprising of// Or, as we say in England, "comprising".
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 19 2019

       // it has two sides comprising of an inside and an outside. //   

       That's the sort of thinking that's made Belgium the great nation it is today.
8th of 7, Aug 19 2019


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