Paintbot – Nifty hack allows paintball gun to shoot with a tweet

In the twitter age there is hardly a man who doesn’t have a fancy for tweeting endlessly. In most cases these tweets only fall on deaf ears. Now, with a purpose to give your tweets a meaningful target, social media and ad agency, iStrategyLabs has come with a nifty PaintBot – paintball gun that shoot paintballs with each tweet. Sounds interesting to your tweeting frenzy? Indeed it is. iStrategyLabs has mounted a paintball gun on a tripod and the installation (PaintBot) is hooked to an Arduino – so when someone tweets with the hashtag #ISLPaint, the PaintBot is such programmed that it responds by firing a paintball on the canvas across the room.

Presently the PaintBot was set up in the office of iStrategyLabs, though the gun is offline for cleaning purpose now. There is no livestreaming of the stunt, so you won’t know if your tweet is registered or not, but iStrategyLabs is planning to work on PaintBot 2.0, to come up with some improvements.

Paintbot: A New Tweet to Shoot Social Machine from iStrategyLabs on Vimeo.

Via: Geek/Mashable/BetaBeat



Bharat writes about latest gadgets, toys, robots and new technologies across various platforms. In addition to reporting and reviewing new products and technologies, he spends too much time digging the internet for endless questions. He's a die-hard football fan and a big foodie who wants to host Man v. Food some day.

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