PaintOut is a digital graffiti installation which allows “graffiti minus the fine”. Utilizing infra-red tracking and Arduino powered paint cans… “If you’ve always wanted to aim a spray can at a wall but restrained yourself out of legal concerns…”

The cans utilize Arduino Fio micro-controllers with XBEE radios for communication. Each can has a full color LED to show the “paint” color that is selected. A buttons allows the user to undo, clear and save the tag. A Sharp IR proximity sensor detects the distance to the canvas and adjusts the blur accordingly. The 1000mAh lithium ion battery charges via a usb port on the bottom of the can.

User creations from the Wonderland installation