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(Some Guy)   Bored? Have 221,184 cupcake sprinkles lying around? Time to make some art   (blog.flickr.net) divider line 55
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2011-11-26 01:08:21 PM
That computer is gonna be rich!
 
2011-11-26 01:18:32 PM
This is one of those things that's retarded, but awesome.
 
2011-11-26 02:36:33 PM
Not impressed.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-11-26 02:38:03 PM
What a sweet picture.
 
2011-11-26 02:41:53 PM

DarwiOdrade: Not impressed.
I never liked that painting - Does that lady have a monkey? So odd.

 
2011-11-26 02:42:32 PM
Crayon art all over again.

/anyone can do paint by numbers
//the art is in what you use as paint
///mmmm... cupcakes
 
2011-11-26 02:43:39 PM
Fark YOU, Subby... it's time for LUNCH.
 
2011-11-26 02:43:58 PM
WTF are sprinkles?

Oh, you mean Jimmies.

/Soda, not "cola" or "coke"
 
2011-11-26 02:44:49 PM
What's up with all the cupcake articles lately? Every time I see one I cringe in thinking that a certain group had surely already hijacked the thread by the time I see it.

That being said, this kind of art is awesome. Now, move up to gum wrappers and I'm sold.
 
2011-11-26 02:45:44 PM
The beagle picture is cute, but isn't cheating to have a computer tell you what to do? Should just print something off of GIS and call it your "art".
 
2011-11-26 02:46:24 PM

hogans: WTF are sprinkles?

Oh, you mean Jimmies.

/Soda, not "cola" or "coke"


I'm with you on soda. But I don't think this guy made a picture out of penises. I'll double-check.
 
2011-11-26 02:47:58 PM
That's pretty cool.
 
2011-11-26 02:48:39 PM

Skerry_Monkey: The beagle picture is cute, but isn't cheating to have a computer tell you what to do? Should just print something off of GIS and call it your "art".


What if the kid wrote the program? It's entirely possible, even without OCD or amphetamines.
 
2011-11-26 02:49:04 PM

Make More Hinjews: hogans: WTF are sprinkles?

Oh, you mean Jimmies.

/Soda, not "cola" or "coke"

I'm with you on soda. But I don't think this guy made a picture out of penises. I'll double-check.


Sprinkles are long, almost cylindrical. Those were little spheres... I don't know what they were, but those aren't sprinkles.
 
2011-11-26 02:49:22 PM
I wonder how many times the artist went running out of the room because he/she had to sneeze. One "ACHOO!" and there went weeks worth of work.
 
2011-11-26 02:49:27 PM
What a great way to start an ant problem!
 
2011-11-26 02:49:58 PM

hogans: WTF are sprinkles?

Oh, you mean Jimmies.

/Soda, not "cola" or "coke"


Cola has Kola nut in it. I think you mean pop vs. soda.
 
2011-11-26 02:52:16 PM

Skerry_Monkey: The beagle picture is cute, but isn't cheating to have a computer tell you what to do? Should just print something off of GIS and call it your "art".


You still have to make the picture, regardless of utilization of a pattern. Did you catch the part where it took 8 months? That, in my mind, implies a significant amount of effort was imparted.
 
2011-11-26 02:53:58 PM
I would be impressed if the guy hadn't used a template. Sure it was probably time consuming but it is essentially paint by numbers.
 
2011-11-26 03:00:42 PM

grinding_journalist: Skerry_Monkey: The beagle picture is cute, but isn't cheating to have a computer tell you what to do? Should just print something off of GIS and call it your "art".

You still have to make the picture, regardless of utilization of a pattern. Did you catch the part where it took 8 months? That, in my mind, implies a significant amount of effort was imparted.


Meh. Seurat spent over 2 years on "Sunday Afternoon..." and he created the entire thing himself without help from a computer. Still not impressed by this sprinkles-by-numbers thing.
 
2011-11-26 03:02:56 PM
Have 221,184 cupcake sprinkles lying around? Time to make some art

Sorry, but I don't have time to dither.
 
2011-11-26 03:08:54 PM
You don't have to write a program to do this. Reduce the colours to four (or whatever range sprinkles are), print out at low resolution but large enough size that the pixels are the size of a sprinkle, glue sprinkles.

This is art like cross-stitch on a store-bought pattern is art. And why a beagle having a bath? Is it even his photo? He could have at least made a picture of cursed frogurt.
 
2011-11-26 03:11:57 PM

brownlady79: I would be impressed if the guy hadn't used a template. Sure it was probably time consuming but it is essentially paint by numbers.

Agreed
 
2011-11-26 03:14:33 PM
Already said, but my first thought was, that is the largest paint-by-numbers picture ever.

/lame
 
2011-11-26 03:15:28 PM
How about a music video made out of jelly beans and taking years to make? She seems to be getting popular as a no-namer. Being hot doesn't hurt for popularity either... Kina Grannis
 
2011-11-26 03:16:20 PM

Quantumbunny: Make More Hinjews: hogans: WTF are sprinkles?

Oh, you mean Jimmies.

/Soda, not "cola" or "coke"

I'm with you on soda. But I don't think this guy made a picture out of penises. I'll double-check.

Sprinkles are long, almost cylindrical. Those were little spheres... I don't know what they were, but those aren't sprinkles.


Both the sphere-type and the long, cylindrical shaped are referred to as sprinkles, by general definition. As are sugar crystals and sanding sugars, edible glitter, disco dust, etc

The sphere-type sprinkles are commonly referred to as Nonpareils. The elongated sprinkles are called Jimmies.
 
2011-11-26 03:18:29 PM
It's Jimmy By Numbers, 1-2-3

/mm chocolate jimmies
 
2011-11-26 03:18:47 PM

phoxxy: disco dust


i44.tinypic.com
 
2011-11-26 03:18:56 PM

DarwiOdrade: Not impressed.
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2011-11-26 03:21:10 PM

phoxxy: Quantumbunny: Make More Hinjews: hogans: WTF are sprinkles?

Oh, you mean Jimmies.

/Soda, not "cola" or "coke"

I'm with you on soda. But I don't think this guy made a picture out of penises. I'll double-check.

Sprinkles are long, almost cylindrical. Those were little spheres... I don't know what they were, but those aren't sprinkles.

Both the sphere-type and the long, cylindrical shaped are referred to as sprinkles, by general definition. As are sugar crystals and sanding sugars, edible glitter, disco dust, etc

The sphere-type sprinkles are commonly referred to as Nonpareils. The elongated sprinkles are called Jimmies.


Oh yeah whateva, at any given creamy stand in the Northeast mid-July I doubt there will be anyone ordering creamy with Nonpareils.
 
2011-11-26 03:23:16 PM
i43.tinypic.com
 
2011-11-26 03:24:17 PM

no icon tact: Oh yeah whateva, at any given creamy stand in the Northeast mid-July I doubt there will be anyone ordering creamy with Nonpareils.


Oh, now you're just being ridiculous.
 
2011-11-26 04:09:53 PM
kinda crappy resolution, like .gif pics.
 
2011-11-26 04:33:25 PM
Cupcakes... So Sweet and tasty ..

Cupcakes .

Cupcakes cupcakes CUPCAKES!

/Had to be done
 
2011-11-26 04:57:24 PM
Methamphetamine + Sprinkles = Art
 
2011-11-26 05:42:16 PM

Shadow Blasko: Cupcakes... So Sweet and tasty ..

Cupcakes .

Cupcakes cupcakes CUPCAKES!

/Had to be done


I will not let you pony this thread!
 
2011-11-26 06:11:29 PM

grinding_journalist: Skerry_Monkey: The beagle picture is cute, but isn't cheating to have a computer tell you what to do? Should just print something off of GIS and call it your "art".

You still have to make the picture, regardless of utilization of a pattern. Did you catch the part where it took 8 months? That, in my mind, implies a significant amount of effort was imparted.


That's just mechanics, not art.
 
2011-11-26 06:32:16 PM

Shadow Blasko: Cupcakes... So Sweet and tasty ..

Cupcakes .

Cupcakes cupcakes CUPCAKES!

/Had to be done


th03.deviantart.net
 
2011-11-26 06:41:22 PM
img213.imageshack.us
 
2011-11-26 07:02:10 PM

no icon tact: Jimmies


THIS


/almost used ANSI
//and i have no idea what ANSI means
 
2011-11-26 07:31:09 PM

Quantumbunny: Make More Hinjews: hogans: WTF are sprinkles?

Oh, you mean Jimmies.

/Soda, not "cola" or "coke"

I'm with you on soda. But I don't think this guy made a picture out of penises. I'll double-check.

Sprinkles are long, almost cylindrical. Those were little spheres... I don't know what they were, but those aren't sprinkles.


They're those Cake Decor things that come in the tiny plastic bottles in the baking aisle, next to the writing gels/icing. There do indeed exist round cake sprinkles. What is commonly referred to as "jimmies" are the oblong sprinkles.
 
2011-11-26 08:02:25 PM
Darn it, I only have 221,183. I guess I'm screwed.
 
2011-11-26 09:52:12 PM

DarwiOdrade: Not impressed.
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Impressionists always make a great impression.
 
2011-11-26 09:53:55 PM

Quantumbunny: Make More Hinjews: hogans: WTF are sprinkles?

Oh, you mean Jimmies.

/Soda, not "cola" or "coke"

I'm with you on soda. But I don't think this guy made a picture out of penises. I'll double-check.

Sprinkles are long, almost cylindrical. Those were little spheres... I don't know what they were, but those aren't sprinkles.


i6.photobucket.com

They also contain potassium benzoate.
 
2011-11-26 10:01:16 PM

brownlady79: I would be impressed if the guy hadn't used a template. Sure it was probably time consuming but it is essentially paint by numbers.


He could have just programmed a CNC router to place the colors, distributed out of different hoppers. It'd be fun to write a narrative about how many months you spent placing them when in reality you just left the machine running over the weekend and it was done when you came in on Monday.

In fact, maybe it DID happen that way.
 
2011-11-26 10:47:32 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

I remember being told at some point that the silver metallic dragées weren't edible and were some kind of poison or something. I was all freaked out, "why would you put something POISONOUS on a cake? They're pretty, I wanna eat them! This means... I always have to worry that some cupcakes are poisoned, with this or something else, and people don't bother to tell you if they're safe to eat or just for looking at??" And they were like "it's not poison, but it's not edible" and I'm like "wait, this isn't because it's got no nutritional value. Plenty of things aren't good for you because they're junk food with no nutritional value, but they're still called 'edible'- you're still saying something is 'bad' in these, and you still don't know what or why??"

I assumed this was just childhood superstition. But looking at Wikipedia:
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers the metallic-finish dragées to be inedible, and they are sold with a notice that they are for decorative purposes only. Early in the 20th century, the silver finish may have contained mercury (it does not now). The sale of these dragées was banned for some time. Although the metallic-finish dragées can be purchased in 49 U.S. states, they are no longer sold in California due to a 2003 lawsuit against several sellers.[2] However in other countries (including the United Kingdom) they are classed as food items."

Silver dragées are not "colored" silver. They're plated with actual metallic silver, which could in theory cause argyria (turning bluish-grey permanently), although it's far more absorbable in a silver salt, not metallic silver.

The gold ones, a quote from the label reads "gold (curoumin)" in the ingredients. This substance "curoumin" has me vexed. Wikipedia has nothing, almost all of Google'shiats are either a miss of "curcumin" or a repeat of the ingredient list for gold dragées. It's almost like a made-up word, but I did find a reference that it's a chemical in tumeric (yellow spice). Maybe they're saying they used it as a yellowish pigment over metallic silver to make a yellow gold color?
 
2011-11-26 11:06:00 PM

Oznog: tumeric


That's "turmeric"

/just sayin
 
2011-11-26 11:36:30 PM

Oznog: brownlady79: I would be impressed if the guy hadn't used a template. Sure it was probably time consuming but it is essentially paint by numbers.

He could have just programmed a CNC router to place the colors, distributed out of different hoppers. It'd be fun to write a narrative about how many months you spent placing them when in reality you just left the machine running over the weekend and it was done when you came in on Monday.

In fact, maybe it DID happen that way.


No, the CNC placing machine is how we would have done it if someone walked up and offered us $100k to build a prototype machine to do this. I would have cheated and used an inkjet to color a field of white nonpareils to fake these results.

Darn it, now you have me thinking about controlling the dropping of these little balls. I'm thinking a tray with a thin layer of UV curing cement, just enough tack.

What this really demonstrates is someone who has none of the signs of ADD.
 
2011-11-27 12:11:06 AM

wildcardjack: Oznog: brownlady79: I would be impressed if the guy hadn't used a template. Sure it was probably time consuming but it is essentially paint by numbers.

He could have just programmed a CNC router to place the colors, distributed out of different hoppers. It'd be fun to write a narrative about how many months you spent placing them when in reality you just left the machine running over the weekend and it was done when you came in on Monday.

In fact, maybe it DID happen that way.

No, the CNC placing machine is how we would have done it if someone walked up and offered us $100k to build a prototype machine to do this. I would have cheated and used an inkjet to color a field of white nonpareils to fake these results.

Darn it, now you have me thinking about controlling the dropping of these little balls. I'm thinking a tray with a thin layer of UV curing cement, just enough tack.

What this really demonstrates is someone who has none of the signs of ADD.


Probably an Archimedes Screw feeder, small enough to ensure only single-ball feeding, one of each color, and a sensor to ensure it actually fed a nonpareil out (it's possible to have an empty chamber in the screw and feed nothing).

I might charge $100K, but honestly the parts wouldn't cost $100K to build. More than a $1K, but less than $5K.

In fact, his use of spherical nonpareils is itself a bit suspiciously coincidental. Long sprinkles would be MUCH harder to place automatically, as they require orientation.

Or, you could take another cheesy way out- laser-cut a stencil for each color, with a grid of holes where they need to go to order the nonpareil elements, rather than a larger cut-out rectangle. Seems difficult to get adjacent like they did, but I think we could still do it that way. In fact, you could do an offset-interlacing where you cut a mask for the whites that only include holes for every other white in a checkerboard pattern, if there's a white there at all. Then a second mask which has holes for the other half of the whites. The net goal being you can make a mask where the whites next to each other can be touching without cutting so much of the mask out that there's no separation where the whites are adjacent, which would have meant no sorting and they'd glob together there.
 
2011-11-27 02:07:17 AM
I saw that a few days ago and I thought it was impressive. Until I read that a computer program was used to create a template on which the sprinkles were placed. That's cheating! Anyone can do that!
 
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