Awesome Technology: 3D Sugar Printers

Awesome Technology: 3D Sugar Printers

Here’s yet another sign that we are living in the future: 3D Systems has come out with a new line of 3D Printers that can literally print custom shapes using sugar as a medium. This means no more boring sugar cubes – you can now have sugar in complex polyhedra, concave anti-prisms, infinity loops, and other fun Archimedean solids.

Everything you see on this page was made with a 3D Printer…

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… using nothing but sugar!

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Being just sugar, it’s completely edible…

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But it would almost be a shame to eat these creations!

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They can also be dissolved in coffee or tea…

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… or just placed on display in an art gallery!

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The makers of this machine are marketing it as the “must-have companion for the professional baker, cake master, and high-end event and restaurateur.” Once these 3D Sugar Printers become affordable for the average consumer, I plan on getting one for my kitchen. But I wonder… do they make 3D Printed cavity fillings to go with it? 🙂

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The Simple Idea behind This Mind-Blowing 3D Interactive Sandbox

The Simple Idea behind This Mind-Blowing 3D Interactive Sandbox

Playing in the sandbox used to be my favorite activity as a small child. I remember making pretend volcanos, rivers, lakes,  and tunnels in the sand. Well, researchers at UC Davis have come up with a way to bring those imaginary landscapes to life with interactive 3D projection technology. The results are simply breath-taking!

This amazing interactive sandbox responds to your actions, and can be built at home using common-place technology.

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All it takes is a digital projector and a Kinect.

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The projector displays an interactive topographic map, with contour and elevation in real-time.

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You can make hills and valleys, and the computer changes the projection to match the landscape!

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Museums around the world are starting to create their own interactive sandboxes…

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It’s not only fun… it’s a great way to teach kids about geography!

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If you want to make one of these at home, all it takes is a digital projector, a Microsoft Kinect, a sandbox, and some sand… Then download the software and instructions from UC Davis. I can’t wait to try this!

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