Imagine your digital art as a full-scale mural. Now, imagine you had a robot that could draw it on the wall for you. Muralizer is that robot, and I want to give you one of your own.
Muralizer aims to cover large walls with digital art. There is currently a working prototype and a set of open plans. Anyone can make their own muralizer by downloading the plans, ordering parts from a half-dozen places on the internet, spending a bunch of time tweaking things, and then customizing their art to better fit it.
The prototype in action.
The goal of this project is to make it easy to build a muralizer. I'd like to put together a reasonably priced, well-packaged kit (with one supplier, instead of six). The plans could also use some polish, since they're currently nerd-only. As part of building the kit, I'll rectify this, and add a user-friendly interface to things. With this kit in hand, anyone can take their computer graphics and put them on walls (really big walls).
See, I told you it was written in nerd...
Together, we can make this happen! I quit my day job to focus on community projects, this being the first one. That's where this kickstarter project comes in: for $4,000, I can focus on muralizer for a month, and should have just enough left to make muralizer kits available. Any money over the $4,000 allows me to focus for longer, adding more features, refining the design, and doing my damnedest to get the cost of the kit down. Features I would like add: "paint by numbers" style printouts, slicker control software, and better integration with your drawing program.
I'll be posting progress here, as well as at the Muralizer Project Blog
and on twitter at @muralizer
. Follow along as I make this happen, and feel that little thrill of knowing that you helped make this awesome thing possible. There will be plenty of posts, with pictures, video, and snippets of a radio interview I did recently did, talking all about Muralizer (and a bit about my own art).
Yours truly talking nerdy to the prototype motor controller.
Muralizer could revolutionize the way big art pieces come together. Support nerds in the arts! Let's make it happen, and liven up empty walls with vibrant vector graphics!