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PrintBot gets creative with Talcum powder

Darren Murph

Looking to get your message (way) out there, but don't exactly have the means to rig up, say, a van-sized StreetWriter? Fret not, as a clever DIY'er has managed to craft a smallish printer that can blast largish text onto nearly any surface. By utilizing an iRobot Create, an old dot-matrix printer, an eBox 2300 x86 PC, a counterweight and a good bit of Talcum powder, you too can be expressing yourself on football fields, sidewalks or street corners in no time. Best of all, you can control the thing from your high-rise thanks to the built-in wireless capabilities, but you may want to strap some weaponry on it if you really plan on sending your own PrintBot out on a solo mission.

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