Day: October 17, 2021

Flingbot, a robot that hurls paint at canvases

Jay of JBV Creative is an engineer and artist who specializes in 3D printing to make gorgeous automata — you can see some of his models, like a handcranked marble coaster or flapping crane, at his online shop here.

Last month he unveiled Flingbot, a robot that — in a vaguely Jackson-Pollock-like fashion — hurts paint at canvases. It’s made of 3D printed parts, servos, tubes, and a deformable silicone scoop made in a custom-designed mold, all controlled by an Arduino.

In that video he documents the build, and describes his design decisions — including injecting enough randomness in the robot’s throwing and paint-picking parameters that it produces over 3 trillion possible combos, meaning every work of art is makes is unique.

From his YouTube description …

To my surprise, it actually worked! Flingbot created paintings that far exceeded my own personal ability to paint (This was the

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Model dies days after being shot at in Patna, criminals still at large



Model shot dead in Patna while returning with daughter from Durga Puja pandal


Model shot dead in Patna while returning with daughter from Durga Puja pandal

A fashion model from Patna, who was shot by unidentified miscreants, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday morning.

36-year-old Mona Roy was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city after she was shot on Tuesday night while returning with her 11-year-old daughter from a Durga Puja pandal.

The incident took place in Ramnagar Colony under Rajiv Nagar Police Station at around 10pm when two motorcycle-borne men fired at her right outside her home. Her daughter escaped unhurt in this incident.

Soon after the incident, the police reached the spot and rushed Mona to a nearby hospital.

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According to doctors, she had suffered a bullet injury in her waist because of which her liver was damaged.

On Sunday morning, her condition deteriorated and she

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