1100 Barrel Paintball Gun

1100_paintballsIf you ever wanted to paint pictures with a paintball gun then you probably realise that it would take a while painting 1 pixel at a time. Mythbusters decided to create for NVIDIA a paintball gun with 1100 barrels so that a full painting could be made in just 1 shot. The results… Mona Lisa was drawn in just 80 milliseconds. Check out the video after the jump.

The Mythbusters created this 1100 barrel gun to explain the difference between a CPU and a GPU. When a CPU is used to render graphics it is done one step at a time where as when a GPU is used it can handle many tasks at a time. Although it’s a completely over the top way of showing a point you have to love watching all 1100 barrels shooting out a picture at the same time.

Via: Geeky-Gadgets


  1. Chris at LG says

    When I first watched the video I was amazed at how instant it was – and the quality of the picture. How those paintballs all came out exactly straight without colliding with each other or messing each other up I don’t know.

  2. It is surprising Chris. I wonder if it’s to do with having the long barrels and it being just a few feet to the canvas. It would be good to see if it could do the same at 25M away.

  3. That is great! Nothing says ‘nerd’ more than spending countless hours building something that will last for a fraction of second. Awesome!

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