What Technology Is For
My job gives me an opportunity to work with a lot of cool technology, some of which I\’ve blogged about before. This morning, I got an email from a student about an article on how to achieve this:
Oh yes – we can apparently now use our $30,000 laser cutter not to assemble architectural models, but to do custom cake designs. How cool is that? Oh wait – that reminds me:
This time, the New York Times gets in on describing the action. Inkjet-printing a picture of food on edible paper. I don\’t want to know how much it costs to eat at that restaurant, but I\’ll have to check it out the next time I\’m in Chicago. And finally…
This is the FabAtHome website, the nexus for the home-built rapid prototypers that are starting to become available. While the commercial products use materials like ABS plastic, metal alloys, and plaster, the Do It Yourself crowd is focusing on materials like silicone, cheese whiz, chocolate, and icing. This is where the photo at the top comes from – someone printed a house, wall, and garden on a cracker.
Tell me this isn\’t cool.