[NetBehaviour] Hacked milling machine spreads graffiti poetry around town.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Feb 4 18:03:17 CET 2014
Hacked milling machine spreads graffiti poetry around town.
We tend to think of graffiti as being a semi-permanent mark left by an
unauthorized artist, but Dutch sand writing artist Gijs van Bon wants
his work to be ephemeral, so he designed a machine that he calls Skryf
that writes on the sidewalk using sand.
Skryf started life as a CNC milling machine used for woodworking, but
Van Bon hacked it so that instead of cutting wood, it lays down a thin
line of fine white sand as it goes. The computer controlled cutting head
now holds the sand dispenser, and moves so that the letters are laid
down as neatly as any typewriter.
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