Mythbusters recreate Mona Lisa with massive 2100 cannon paintgun turret

Sheer awesomeness: this week at Nvidia’s Nvision tradeshow, Mythbusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman used a massive 2100 barrel paint gun turret to create a pixel art rendition of the Mona Lisa in under 275 milliseconds. The thesis of the experiment was absurd — something about how only an Nvidia GPU can handle the raw processing power required to generate 45 square pixels of pixel art — but we’re still impressed. And we’re not the other ones: our inside NERF sources are whispering to us that they are already looking into harnessing the technology to create a Japan-only successor to the Oozinator.

Mythbusters duo launches new GeForce, codenamed Mona Lisa [TG Daily]

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13 Responses to Mythbusters recreate Mona Lisa with massive 2100 cannon paintgun turret

  1. Lonin says:

    @5: Although you were joking, they could never consistently get 24 shots per second (per barrel) out of any gun they create. Even high-end guns specifically made to shoot as fast as possible can’t hit that speed with any regularity.

  2. themindfantastic says:

    While I am smart enough to know that a lot of the stuff those two do is probably incredibly dangerous and the admonishment to never try any of that at home ‘EVER’ is for my safety, the childlike side of me just thinks they say it to keep all the really fun stuff to themselves.

  3. Anonymous says:

    @5,6: To take the joke further I think the metal storm weapons system prototype probably could handle a job like that:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX6YvWxtrxw&feature=related

  4. airship says:

    WANT!

  5. kaiza says:

    This looks like the perfect civilian application for Metal Storm technology!

  6. SamF says:

    That.

    Was.

    AWESOME!

    Now they need to make it fire 24 rounds per second and do some animation.

  7. edgore says:

    While I am sure the rig probably only costs about $100, the ink cartridges are 25K and they are set up with a DMCA enforced protection scheme so you HAVE to buy them from the manufacturer.

    Honestly though – freaking awesome.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It’s actually 1,100 guns, not the 2,100 as touted in the header.

  9. dralter says:

    If you can not get enough of Jamie and Adam, here is the full version of their presentation at NVISION 08. It runs about 15 minutes and you will see exactly want the audience saw.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa3OGgBkRiQ

  10. Anonymous says:

    it sounds an awful lot like he says ‘one thousand, one hundred’…

  11. Anonymous says:

    While the parallel is faster I think the serial printer is cooler, it is certainly more efficient relative to materials.

  12. Marley9 says:

    Sheer awesomeness. I am at a loss for words.

  13. alisong76 says:

    God I love those guys.

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