Wednesday, January 30, 2008

CandyFab: The Revolution will be Caramelized

Here's a PDF presentation about the CandyFab, an unusual approach to a hobbyist fabber. These guys decided they could relax their spatial resolution in favor of large volume and cheap fabbing materials. Their fabbing material of choice is sugar, much cheaper than the plastics used by RepRap. Some of the things they make are considerably larger than can be made with RepRap. Here's a Flickr photo set.

In September the CandyFabbers came up with a better hot air nozzle that gives them considerably improved spatial resolution, with volume pixels of about 1/16 inch instead of 1/5 inch.

Some MIT folks have built a fabber that makes stuff out of pasta dough.

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