Dave Kaandorp built a giant rendition of our Pintograph app.
An airbrush demonstration spurred his inspiration. He was amazed that such beautiful artwork could be created with such a simple tool. As a self-proclaimed terrible painter, he thought to build a machine that could automate the process. That’s just what he did.
Dave went to work designing and gathering parts to build an airbrushing device. It’s controlled by a 3-axis real-time motion controller. A laptop computer transmits the artwork movements into the robot. It behaves similarly to a CNC machine.
The airbrush robot can be operated in different modes. It can act as a plotter, creating line drawings from bitmap images and font outlines, or it can plot from the input parameters of a pintogram drawing. It can be used to fill up arbitrary shapes from stencil images and it can be used to make dot matrix gradients from gray value bitmaps.