If you’re in the Bay Area here’s your chance to see the CandyFab 400 in person @ TechShop – Dorkbot… Wednesday 8/15/07 7:30pm!
The CandyFab 4000 is a home-built computer-controlled 3D fabricator that can use granulated sugar as a printing medium. It is capable of producing arbitrarily shaped three-dimensional objects by selectively melting and fusing the printing medium with hot air. Commercial rapid prototyping machines typically produce small, high- resolution models. In contrast, the CandyFab is designed to produce large objects at lower resolution and a much lower cost– of order $1k instead of $20-40k. That makes it the perfect starting point for bringing 3D printing to the DIY masses. The CandyFab project is also interesting because it ties together many disciplines.motion control, woodworking, microcontroller and computer programming, sewing, circuit hacking, high-power analog electronics, 3D modeling, and cooking.
CandyFab is an open source project that is currently seeking participants, for more information please visit candyfab.org
Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman have a website called Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories (evilmadscientist.com), where they document and organize their various projects. Their experiments with sugar sculpture, edible origami, and edible models of electronic circuits have cemented their place as world experts in the field of playing with food. Some of their other interests include blinky lights, microcontrollers and LEDs; subversive art and education; interactive furniture; high technology crafts; and open source hardware and software.
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