The Bicycle-Powered Mobile Laser Graffiti Building Painter

0 Posted by - April 25, 2007 - Blog

The amazing folks at the Graffiti Research Lab have taken their laser graffiti technology on the road – with bicycles! Last Friday, the Mobile Broadcast Unit made its debut during the Critical Mass bike ride in Brooklyn. The MBU is a bicycle powered laser graffiti unit that can be tooled around the city, perched where convenient, and then turned on the nearest building for a grand display of instant laser light graffiti. To see a video of the MBU’s debut ride click here.

We first wrote about the GRL’s laser graffiti in February – a laser projector outfitted to respond to a moving laser pointer aimed at any surface. The result is that you can write messages with laser light on the sides of buildings. The technical specifications and software are freely available here.

GRL hopes to make the Mobile Broadcast Unit available this summer for anyone to wage their own private battle for citizen mindshare.

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