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So... The Mythbusters did it again. 1100 paintball barrels simultaneously firing colored paintballs for pixels.

No comment really... you'll have to watch this.

Posted by Mykola @ 9/16/2008 12:17  |    10


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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 9/17/2008 22:41
...or a Li'l Dude

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 9/17/2008 20:43
thankfully, the mythbusters didnt do another mario sprite

skeddles (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 9/17/2008 17:38
That's so cool lol

It was way to pixel though, they seemed to have done something on lisa to make the pixels not mix. I think it woulda looked more like the original if they didn't.

Mykola (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/17/2008 07:11
blueberry thanks for the link :D that goes straight to my harddrive

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 9/17/2008 06:59
High resolution versions can be downloaded from NVIDIA's site. Great video. Mythbusters have yet to fail to entertain me.

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 9/17/2008 06:09
slow-motion was cool :-)

Tre Le Coco (Level 1 Thug) @ 9/17/2008 04:11
It was pretty freaking sweet! Gotta love that retro feeling it had

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 9/16/2008 23:50
..time to go paintballing with a GPU.

Mykola (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/16/2008 21:20
hahah oh maaan. you're so hard to please! a giant compressed-air-powered rig that shoots out an oversized icon doesn't do it for you anymore :D?

Doppleganger (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 9/16/2008 20:20
They should've hired a decent pixel artist to do the art for their mona lisa...

I think it was pretty neat, but not quite worth the 9 minutes it took to watch it.

What'd be sweet is if they could hook it up like some ridiculous printer and have it read a graphic format which would set up the proper colored paint balls in the proper tubes. Imagine if it could read animated gifs and it could fire consecutively to produce short live-action animations. Yep, that'd be the bees knees.

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