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Banksy posted an update video showing more of the prank build and the shredding mechanism. But he's still trolling us!

 

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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 09:42:04 pm »
I can think of one possible explanation for the "exacto blades" tyre arrangement originally shown.

Banksy is a street artist, a guy who is self made and who likes to do hands-on art, so perhaps he did start with a completely self made shredder?  He probably wouldn't initially have access to, or the direct resources for the CNC machined parts the eventual system required (knurled rollers etc) so i suggest that he started to experiment with a very DIY shredder, using cutting blades, which he would have in his studio, and an old motor (looks like an wheelchair motor to me). However, as the power and loads to reliably shred a thick canvas are considerable, i'm going to suggest that after some early trials (hence all the different system parts (belts/motors/rollers etc) shown, he eventually had to call in help, from a more professional engineering company (plenty of small ones exist in the uk, doing public art/displays and similar things (hello mikeselectricstuff!) and they refined the design to the eventual system.

For Banksy though, i could see that he'd very much want to make it look like he did it all, and not that he had to call in outside (possibly commercial, ie paid) help, hence all the smoke and mirrors releasing of footage of the earlier DIY systems?

 
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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 10:48:16 pm »
Soldering is not what he is best at  :-DD

 

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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 10:50:52 pm »
nah that is clearly his vincent van gogh moment, suffering for his art :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 11:25:14 pm »
Soldering is not what he is best at  :-DD

Yeah, I saw that one too. Also someone needs to sponsor his crew a proper iron instead of that 10 euro/GBP Lidl special that fellow is holding (well, it likely isn't from Lidl because that one was green but it is the same crappy iron).
 

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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2018, 11:27:25 pm »
Also someone needs to sponsor his crew a proper iron

I think he can afford to sponsor his own crew!

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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2018, 11:28:53 pm »
Banksy though, i could see that he'd very much want to make it look like he did it all, and not that he had to call in outside (possibly commercial, ie paid) help, hence all the smoke and mirrors releasing of footage of the earlier DIY systems?

Right - so he releases footage of a guy "soldering" the motor wires by holding the cold soldering iron (notice the absence of any smoke) by the metal part that would normally be 300+ degrees C. Or a shredder design that can't possibly work.

Come on, you are giving him too much credit. As Dave said - he is trolling everyone who takes this stuff at face value.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2018, 11:30:24 pm »
Also someone needs to sponsor his crew a proper iron

I think he can afford to sponsor his own crew!

One would think so but I kinda pity that fool with that "soldering iron" in the video if they really had to use that firestick for anything  :-DD
 
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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2018, 11:52:14 pm »
Perhaps the half-threading was caused by a cold solder joint.

And have they checked the frame to see if the mechanism is or can be disabled - there might i.e. be tamper switches inside - so the transformation to a genuine Pranksy might still not be complete.

 

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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 04:35:32 am »
Yeah, right, he doesn't like that his artwork is sold, this is what he says. But this is exactly why the crazy rich people want to buy it. And I'm sure he doesn't mind the money. He even has an agent who sells his work, and "Banksy" sounds suspiciously like money. But he did some cool other stunts:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5335400.stm
 
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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 05:36:47 am »
I can think of one possible explanation for the "exacto blades" tyre arrangement originally shown. [...]

I can think of another explanation: It might be a tip-o-the-hat to fellow street artist "Farewell", who previously came up with the idea of slicing up outdoor advertising posters with a row of (properly oriented) X-acto knives:

http://www.beautifuldecay.com/2014/05/14/street-artist-farewells-destroys-outdoor-advertisements-homemade-paper-shredder/

Seems that Farewell did this in 2014, so it may very well have "inspired" Banksy.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 07:04:34 am »
BTW, that red stapler is not a stapler as such. It used to put in those diamond shaped points that hold the back in place.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 11:54:03 am »
I bet my bottom dollar that someone who would have gone through all that, to shred a painting in an auction is not just done there.

I really bet that if someone tries to open the thing, or wait long enough the thing will shred itself through and through.

The prank isn´t over people! This last part of his video is just an omen!
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Re: EEVblog #1136 - Banksy Artwork Shredder - Part 2 (Still Trolling!)
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 10:01:59 pm »
Am I the only one unsure whether "infamous" actually means what Dave seems to think it means?
 


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