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3D Chocolate Printer Made from Legos?

michael posted more than 9 years ago | from the mmmm,-chocolate dept.

Printer 165

enrico_suave writes "Whoot.org (linked via Coral P2P Cache because the poor guy is hosting on a ADSL line) has cool design pics, a now removed video clip, and some interesting details of the process. From one of the plog entries: 'We've developed a print head that will print 5mm 'pixels' of the consumable. It basically acts as a pump. It's a medium sized lego gear (driven by a worm gear attached to the motor) with four axles that repeatedly squeeze and release a pipe attached to a funnel that holds the consumables. a half-rotation of this wheel yields a blob.'"

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Not 3D (4, Informative)

Oculus Habent (562837) | more than 9 years ago | (#10218872)

It's not a 3D printer. It only moves on two axes. The chocolate is somewhat thick, but it's still just one layer. A nice design, though.

Exec Summary (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10218956)

From the glance over the page I took:

The printer is made with two controllers, one for each axis of the printer, which communicate via IR. The X axis is the master, and sends commands to the Y axis controller. The Y axis controller is on the print head itself, where (I suppose) the X axis controller is on the case. Standard plotter design, really. The print mechanism is four axles that rotate and squeeze a tube filled with melted chocolate. Black & Green 75% cocoa, if it means anything to anyone. 5mm dots, but that's sufficient to make a decent picture.

I didn't see any pictures of the device. There were some images of the controller motor setups from Mac Brick CAD, but no real pics. The video was removed from the original site, so it didn't get mirrored.

Re:Not 3D (2, Informative)

Reik (101256) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219305)

The 3D plastic printer we have at work (granted it's a cheep one), prints exactly like this. The third dimension is simply moving the holding tray down every time it prints a layer.
Maybe he's going to add this next. Maybe he already has it. I didn't want to joing the sheep in vaporizing his ADSL line.

eric

Re:Not 3D (4, Funny)

LuxFX (220822) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219372)

The 3D plastic printer we have at work (granted it's a cheep one)

Can you really say that about any 3d printer? It's like saying, "Yes I drive a Ferrari, but it's one of the cheap ones...." hehe

Re:Not 3D (1)

notthe9 (800486) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219435)

Your analogy fails. Ferrari's are an expensive type of car. Stereolythographic printers are not just an expensive version of a 2D plotter, but can only be really compared to other rapid prototyping devices.

Re:Not 3D (5, Interesting)

twoshortplanks (124523) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219595)

This is just a prototype. The next stage in development is to have mechanism after each 2D print to put down some form of powder that can support printing things not directly on top of the previously printed layer. This is what real 3D printers do. You then shake out or vacuum out the powder once you're done leaving a proper 3d object.

We were thinking icing sugar.

Mark (who hasn't really been involved in this apart from talking to James about it over tea every morning)

gnaa fp (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10218874)

first post you cocksucking jewfags.

Slashdotted at one comment (-1, Offtopic)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 9 years ago | (#10218880)

Even with the video clip removed: "too many open files". WTF are they running that site on, DOS? I wonder if you're allowed to say FILES=65535...

Fp (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10218881)

FP FOR GNAA

BITCHES

Hehe (1)

oR3n (808974) | more than 9 years ago | (#10218894)

What's next, a Lego operating system? A Lego mobile phone? Please, what people are doing today with Legoes seems kinda stupid....

No Fair! (3, Funny)

Bryan_W (649785) | more than 9 years ago | (#10218899)

They included the coral link in the story. Now what are karma whores suppose to do?

Re:No Fair! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10218922)

Include a Coral link that actually works?

Re:No Fair! (5, Funny)

Daverd (641119) | more than 9 years ago | (#10218937)

They included the coral link in the story. Now what are karma whores suppose to do?

Complain about the coral link, apparently.

Re:No Fair! (1)

Spocko (785989) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219590)

They included the coral link in the story. Now what are karma whores suppose to do?

I just typed in the address minus the coral part. 5 times.

Re:No Fair! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219234)

Looks like you found out!

STOP SAYING "PLOG" (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10218905)

This public service announcement brought to you by an anonymous coward.

dammit (0, Redundant)

jpmkm (160526) | more than 9 years ago | (#10218906)

Nice cache. This whole thing is absolutely pointless without the website.

Re:dammit (2, Informative)

ashkar (319969) | more than 9 years ago | (#10218989)

It appears that Coral is having problems. Trying any website via Coral is a dead end right now.

Re:dammit (1)

ryanmfw (774163) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219152)

I guess we slashdotted Coral! Uhoh. Next it's gonna be Akamai and Google. Soon, /. will need caches of caches. :-/

Re:dammit - minor point (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219240)

don't you think your first sentence necessitates the second one? as in, no shit sherlock.

Request... (1)

Idealius (688975) | more than 9 years ago | (#10218953)

Edit > Find in this Page

"Mirror" > Next.

"The Text you entered was not found."

Please change above. ..Wait! I just did >.

Sorry! (^_^)

"In other news on Wall Street... (5, Funny)

Stick_Fig (740331) | more than 9 years ago | (#10218964)

...the price of chocolate has suddenly skyrocketed to $100 a pound due to its newfound usage as printer ink. Lexmark has patented the new chocolate-printing technology, and their lawyers plan to sue Nestlé for patent infringement for selling chocolate that works on its system under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act."

Re:"In other news on Wall Street... (1)

garcia (6573) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219012)

You wish... You can get candy bars for 5 cents now. Problem is that you only get 1/4 of the chocolate that you used to and it costs $35 to get the rest.

Re:"In other news on Wall Street... (2, Informative)

rootofevil (188401) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219475)

well, if you look at the new cartridges from HP, thats not far off. The 94/95 have decreased substantially in size (but not in price) from the 56/57 cartridges, which made a similar decline from the 15/45/78.

and all most of you do is bitch about how much lexmark sucks for protecting their revenue stream, while HP is giving it to you and you smile and walk away, blissfully unaware.

Re:"In other news on Wall Street... (1)

jez9999 (618189) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219706)

Logically you could just buy 4 candybars for 20 cents, and get the same amount of chocolate you used to. :-)

Not far off (4, Insightful)

GoClick (775762) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219019)

You know that really don't seem that far off. Not with confections maybe but it's almost gotten this bad. You should all move to Canada. Or vote. Damnit you Americans need to take a stand against your corrupt politicians. Write more letters, not emails.

Re:Not far off (4, Funny)

grasshoppa (657393) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219056)

Actually, lately, I've been considering exercising a different freedom: The right to bare arms.

They're so damned white, they'll blind our politicians stupid.

Not that we'd notice a difference.

Also interesting (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10218972)

Saul Griffith at Mit Media Lab has worked with 3-D lego printers that put down wax and chocolate.
His master's thesis: http://web.media.mit.edu/~saul/mlmasters/sm_master s.pdf [mit.edu]
is about "Towards Personal Fabricators: Tabletop tools for micron and submicron scale functional rapid prototyping".

I'm more intested in putting down plaster myself.
Then you can cast metal in it...

Re:Also interesting (2, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219247)

I'm more intested in putting down plaster myself.
Then you can cast metal in it...


Indeed, what but do you make your casting model with?

Aha!

KFG

Re:Also interesting (1)

caffeineboy (44704) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219653)

If you put down wax, you can easily do lost wax investment casing, or you could make a plaster mold and then do a wax burn out in an oven if you want a plaster positive mold.

Connection in Pittsburgh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10218977)

He complains about connecting in Pittsburgh on the way to SF in his latest post. Actually, it is not a bad place to kill time. They have free wireless in the middle core. [pitairport.com]

Please, it's not 'Legos' (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10218984)

You sound like a moron. They're Lego bricks.

Re:Please, it's not 'Legos' (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219009)

Damn it, regardless of the proper name, it's a common enough convention to call the plural of a Lego, Legos. Go fuck yourself.

fantastic... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10218997)

god... 3D printing, Legos, and chocolate. The only reason there aren't more posts already is because everyone is too busy creaming their pants

editors on drug? (2, Informative)

hdd (772289) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219026)

how could a story like this one get onto /. front page, it's nothing more a 2 axis lego printer with a an exaggerated name (there is one on the back of lego mindstorm invention retail box, and you can build one from the step by step instruction that comes with ULTIMATE BUILDERS SET (3800)) yeah, it can squeeze chocolate, but it's not like we have girlfriends anyway.

Re:editors on drug? (3, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219299)

yeah, it can squeeze chocolate, but it's not like we have girlfriends anyway.

Ah, you have yet to learn the proper application of chocolate.

KFG

Ooh! (3, Informative)

iamdrscience (541136) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219029)

Looks like a fatal misunderstanding of the Coral P2P cache. Coral only caches the page/file linked through it, not the images, video, etc. on the page. So people going to the page will be able to read what he says about it, but his ADSL connect will still be slammed on all the images (it's slow now... surprisingly not slashdotted yet).

Also, since Coral doesn't cache links, anybody clicking on his links to look at anything other than the one page linked to by slashdot will further increase the load on his server (or more likely just be disappointed and continue the DoSing of this poor guy's DSL line).

Re:Ooh! (5, Informative)

Guspaz (556486) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219105)

Actually it looks like you misunderstand how relative URLs work :p

Most image URLs on sites are relative, which means they don't store the full URL (IE, "http://foo.com/myimage.png"), but instead only the relative path ("myimage.png" or "./myimage.png").

The hostname is assumed to be the current host, unless that's overridden in the HTML.

Unfortunately, the creator of this website made the fatal error of using fully qualified URLs instead of relative URLs for his image files. If he were to realize what was going on, I'd imagine he'd immediately make that change.

So while you're correct in the context of THIS page, in general the Coral P2P cache will cache most images on most sites.

Re:Ooh! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219772)

So while you're correct in the context of THIS page, in generSo while you're correct in the context of THIS page, in general the Coral P2P cache will cache most images on most sites. al the Coral P2P cache will cache most images on most sites.

Oh, yes indeed, it does [nyud.net] !

Re:Ooh! (1)

fbform (723771) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219776)

If he were to realize what was going on, I'd imagine he'd immediately make that change.

Good point. So I wondered why he isn't changing it. And I found that www.whoot.org resolves to 213-152-53-77.dsl.eclipse.net.uk, and realized the guy is probably fast asleep. The story was posted at 2200 EST, so that was 0300 GMT. He might sleep in on Saturday morning. Might it be a good idea for Slashdot if stories linking to personal websites and small companies were posted only when the site owners were likely to be awake and in a position to reconfigure their site if necessary?

On P2P linking... (5, Informative)

Black.Shuck (704538) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219039)

...it would be nice to see Slashdot using Coral-links *before* an article goes live, instead of "Oh yeah, whoops... We get a lot of visitors, right? Better quickly edit a P2P link in there before someone notices the new arti..."

Here's a JavaScript Bookmarklet I made to make Coral-linking a cinch:

javascript:l=document.location.href;if(l=='about:b lank'){l=prompt('Input a URL to Coralise:','');};if(l!=''){if(l.search(/\.nyud\.ne t\:8090/)==-1){document.location.href=l.replace(/\ b\/(\b|$)/,'.nyud.net:8090/');}else{if(confirm('Yo u are already looking at the Coral-cached version of this page.\n\nVisit the Coral web-site instead?')){document.location.href='http://www.scs .cs.nyu.edu/coral/';}else{void(0);}}}else{void(0); }

Put that in your Favorites or Bookmarks -- make sure it is a single line of text, not those multiple-lines. Then just click it when you want to see a cached-version of the page you are currently looking at. Using it on an already cached page will ask you if you want to visit the Coral web-site.

Re:On P2P linking... (5, Informative)

Black.Shuck (704538) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219077)

Oops... There appear to be a few erroneous spaces in that link. Here are the fixes:

about:b lank

Should be...

about:blank

And this one...

/\.nyud\.ne t\:8090/

Should be.../p>

/\.nyud\.net\:8090/

And this one...

http://www.scs .cs.nyu.edu/coral/

Should be...

http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/coral/

mirror (1, Informative)

teknickle (812501) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219044)

hey, just use the ultimate mirror: google. http://www.google.com/search?q=inurl%3Awhoot.org+l ego&btnG=Search&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8 I found the articles and pics. Sweet. (I would throw it on my own server, but not ready for getting slashdotted myself).

Re:mirror (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219103)

Your search - inurl:whoot.org l ego - did not match any documents.

Suggestions:

- Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
- Try different keywords.
- Try more general keywords.
- Try fewer keywords.

A sequence of events (5, Funny)

iamdrscience (541136) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219047)

This is what went through my mind during the split second as I read the title.

"3D Chocolate Printer"
What the crap? Somebody made 3D printer out of chocolate?

"3D Chocolate Printer Made from Legos?"
Made from legos? What? This person made it out of chocolate legos? Insanity. That is so awesome.

And then a second later I realized what it actually meant and while it's pretty cool, it just couldn't live up to my above first impressions. That said, I'm going to go see about making some chocolate legos.

Re:A sequence of events (2, Funny)

robson (60067) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219083)

Likewise. Here's what flashed before my eyes:

[sign on a closed-down movie theatre that reads: Yahoo Serious Festival]
Lisa Simpson-"I recognize all three of those words but that statement doesn't make any sense."

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219134)

i liek chocalate

sloth? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219141)

SLOTH! is that you?

What's with all the food articles? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219149)

I guess _someone_ at Slashdot is pretty hungry...

Great excuse for school (2, Funny)

sentientbeing (688713) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219237)


Teacher : Wheres your science homework?

Kid: The dog ate it.

Teacher: What have I told you about missing homeworks? Im sick of your excuses.

Kid: Its true this time. Honest. I printed it out with chocolate ink.

Teacher: *Slap* Thats enough. Principals office now!

Re:Great excuse for school (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219313)

Chocolate is poisonous to dogs and cats.

"The lethal dosage of theobromine in dogs is between 250 and 500 mgs/kg, or about 2/3 to 1 1/3 of baking chocolate for every 2.2 pounds of body weight. However, serious non-fatal poisonings have been reported in dogs after eating smaller amounts.

At our practice, a 20-pound dachshund showed serious signs of poisoning after eating 3/4 of a pound of milk chocolate and another 22-pound dog died after eating two pounds of baking chocolate."

source:
http://www.apogeecomgrp.com/drkevin/chocolate.html [apogeecomgrp.com]

Re:Great excuse for school (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219336)

beware he who would deny you access to information, for in his mind he dreams himself your master

Your sig makes alot of sense, a current example would be John F. Kerry not wishing to sign the form releasing all his military records as George W. Bush has already done.

Shit. (4, Funny)

antoy (665494) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219163)

Just when you think you've gotten used to the zany Slashdot titles, you get '3d Chocolate Printer Made From Legos'. We're officially on another dimension now.

Re:Shit. (1)

prattboy (804069) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219184)

Better yet... what's this "plog" that is mentioned in the title. Did the editors mean blog? Or did I miss out on a trendy new tech term?

Re:Shit. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219257)

I know just when you've spent a lifetime mastering Width and Height.. BAM they come and throw Depth at you.

On the plus side, now I've figured out a quicker way to get past this bump between the kitchen and the carpet.

Plural.. (4, Informative)

WhatAmIDoingHere (742870) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219192)

The plural of "Lego" is, and has always been, "Lego"

Thank you, and goodnight.

Re:Plural.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219283)

Troll? I was just trying to be helpful.

Re:Plural.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219300)

As soon as I saw the article headline, I knew that the legions of Lego plural crusaders would be on the case, helping to keep the world safe for Danish trademarks. However, I was rather surprised that it took 30ish posts before the first one appeared.

Re:Plural.. (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219381)

The plural of "Lego" is, and has always been, "Lego"

WRONG [multicon.de] . Jackass.

Re:Plural.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219385)

Oh goodie, is it name calling time?

Remember kids, nothing gets a point across like resorting to name calling!

Nice try (1)

causality (777677) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219235)

What's this about a motor??

Nice try, but everyone knows that Real Men only
program printers in Pure Lego.

Come on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219243)

You should find a new way of coming up with headlines apart from tacking a question mark on the end of any given sentence?

It doesn't make sense to use queries in that way?

You should use a full stop or even an exclamation mark?

"3D Chocolate Printer Made of Lego!"

Much better?

tubgirl (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219253)

tubgirl.com [google.com]

Re:tubgirl (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219273)

I snagged the heck out of that.

Joe.Hacker@gmail.com

Re:tubgirl (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219280)

(in Strong Bad voice) the Gmail troll strikes again!

plog: wtf? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219262)

What is a plog?

I know blog

I know wiki

I even know "bliki"

what is plog?

impressive (-1, Offtopic)

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I'm sorry (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219320)

But that is the best headline ever.

-Spexx

The only important question is... (3, Funny)

John Miles (108215) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219413)

... does the printer support proportional rendering of chocolate superscripts in Times New Roman?

Re:The only important question is... (1)

twoshortplanks (124523) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219586)

James is working on getting it to support SDL files; So if you can render a 3d object out of your fonts...

Gillette Business Model (3, Funny)

cynic10508 (785816) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219434)

Great... You just know that Hershey's is going to charge an arm and a leg for a refill cartridge!

Okay everyone, just stop kidding yourselves (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219442)

It is now official. Netcraft confirms: Eros [eros-os.org] is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered Eros community when IDC confirmed that Eros market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 0.0001 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that Eros has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. Eros is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last in the recent Research Projects That Promise Much But Go Nowhere networking test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin to predict Eros's future. The hand writing is on the wall: Eros faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for Eros because Eros is dying. Things are looking very bad for Eros. As many of us are already aware, Eros continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

Eros leader Jonathan Shapiro states that there are 7 users of Eros. How many users of KeyKos are there? Let's see. KeyKos is at about 8 percent of the Eros market. Therefore there are 7 + 1 = 8 users of either Eros or KeyKos. This is consistent with the number of Eros Usenet posts.

Due to troubles at University of Pennsylvania, abysmal development speed and so on, Eros went through a "focus shift" by doing a useless rewrite in C and was taken over by Johns Hopkins University, who attempted to continue development on this troubled OS. Then the project was sidetracked while precious development resources went towards creating Yet Another Useless Version Control System [opencm.org] . Now it is dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that Eros has steadily declined in market share. Eros is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If Eros is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dabblers. Eros continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, Eros is dead.

Fact: Eros is dying

Willy Wonka (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219495)

This guy a relative of Mr. Wonka? As for me I wait for a 3d lego xerox machine.

More Pictures of The Printer (4, Informative)

twoshortplanks (124523) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219611)

These are some development pictures [twoshortplanks.com] I took of the print head testing. Note at this stage James, Nicholas and Leon were playing with the consistancy of the chocolate and managed to print something that didn't totally look unlike something much more worrying.

Even More Pictures of The Printer (1, Troll)

twoshortplanks (124523) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219635)

Here's a couple of more recent pictures [2shortplanks.com] that I found on my digital camera. You can see the whole printer (with chocolate) printing in these shots.

Re:More Pictures of The Printer (2, Informative)

god (5628) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219637)

And here are some more pictures [flickr.com] taken by Katrien earlier on in the project. You can see Nicholas (the print head designer) and James (2-axis, software). Oh, and Richard (support). We managed to do this in a three weeks and as we talk James is demoing this at FooCamp2 (assuming he managed to assemble it again). The best bit about this is having the meeting room full of Lego...

It's Lego! (3, Informative)

Goth Biker Babe (311502) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219620)

It's not Legos. It's like sheep. I have one sheep. You have one sheep. We have many sheep. This field is full of sheep. The printer is made of Lego!

Re:It's Lego! (3, Funny)

twoshortplanks (124523) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219658)

And the 3d printing team have lots of lego sheep [2shortplanks.com] .

(I can't believe someone had to say "stop spending all your time building sheep and get back to making a 3d printer" to them)

Actually... (4, Informative)

MikeSweetser (163852) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219645)

...it's "LEGO bricks" or "LEGO pieces". Not Lego, or Legos, or even LEGO. LEGO pieces/bricks, to review to the company (which should always be capitalized) and the actual objects themselves. This is straight from LEGO (who really wants it as "LEGO® bricks" but you can't have everything :))

Mike
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