By Evan Ackerman
Observed today in the Kinetica Museum at the Old Spitalfields Market in London is this temporary printing machine, which uses an array of ultraviolet LEDs moving over a light sensitive surface to create monochrome images. The printed effect lasts between 30 seconds and a minute, so the image slowly fades, creating a blank canvas for the machine to print on again. The software can be customized to print just about anything, and can even be hooked up to a camera to continually print a portrait of whatever the camera sees. A limited edition of 10 interactive pieces is available at an undisclosed price from the designers, rAndom International. Enjoy my shaky video:
Incidentally, this week I’ll be blogging exclusively from London, England. If anybody local has suggestions of gizmo-y places to check out, please post in the comments. Cheers!