Just barely missing last weeks #3DxKitchen round up series, the Natural Machines Foodini is one of the other food printers that the world has been watching the last couple of years:
Barcelona start-up Natural Machines’ new invention: Foodini, a prototype 3D printer can produce a range of foodstuffs, chocolate, cheeseburger, gnocchi, ravioli, bread sticks… as long as they are squidgy.
Lynette Kucsma, the co-founder of Natural Machines, says they want to bring something a little different to the table. “Its function is more like food assembly, so it’s important to not confuse what it does with actual cooking,” Kucsma told Smithsonianmag. “It’s probably most ideal for deserts or dishes with a meat or cheese paste, like ravioli. But even then it can be useful with many different kinds of food.”
…Same as other 3D printers, the Foodini squeezes liquid materials onto a printing bed. The difference is that the Foodini can use six capsules for six different ingredients, each ingredient is squeezed out at different rates of pressure and temperatures. And it also has a heater built in to keep the food warm during the printing process…..
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!