Wednesday, 13 July 2011

3D printing in Chocolate!

Whilst this is not a service RapidPro currently offers, it would be nice.

Check out this article that recently appeared on
Mashable and The Age online.

British taxpayers will no doubt be tickled to know that the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the UK government’s leading funding agency for research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, has produced this video about chocolate printing.

As the scientists explain, consumers who download a piece of software will easily be able to sketch the kind of chocolate they’d like to make. Then they can send the 3D CAD file to a machine in a local shop and pick up their chocolate 10 minutes later.

Of course, as we all know, printing doesn’t always go as smoothly as advertised. And a jam in this case could be especially messy.

It's quirky, but clever!