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A painting machine sensing your touch

Zoe RomanoJune 11th, 2013

arduino android painting machine


Kris Temmerman, a freelance creative developer based in Belgium, just published a nice report on how he built a painting machine running on an Arduino Due and an Android tablet.

I was always interested to remove the perfection from computer graphics. So thought it would be fun to try to make the most obvious thing first. A machine that uses a paint brush to print a drawing.

arduino painting detail

As you can see from the video below, Kris was able to translate the pen pressure on the tablet into specific brush strokes on the paper:

Follow the link to discover the code on github and enjoy the painting!