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January 15, 2008 2:04 PM   Subscribe

The Fabaroni is a 3D printing machine that constructs 3D models with pasta dough. You've also got the 3D chocolate printer made out of lego. And Previously.
posted by mattbucher (11 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Some other 3D replicators:
Clanking
Model in 3D
Freedom of Creation (video!)
American Precision Prototyping

posted by mattbucher at 2:09 PM on January 15, 2008


yummy!!
posted by Lizc at 2:33 PM on January 15, 2008


previously?
posted by patricio at 2:40 PM on January 15, 2008


more seriously, I love 3D replicators. To me, they're still an awesome taste (hohoho) of the future...
posted by patricio at 2:50 PM on January 15, 2008


A (nearly) self-replicating 3d printer.
posted by euphorb at 3:47 PM on January 15, 2008


OK, rapid prototypers, it's time to stop making them funny and start making them available.
posted by DU at 5:06 PM on January 15, 2008


Are there any pictures of the Fabaroni's results? I couldn't find any pictures or video of it actually, you know, fabbing something.
posted by jedicus at 5:16 PM on January 15, 2008


Neat! I'd spotted the class online some time ago and was waiting for someone from it to write stuff up.

Some interesting mechanical design choices, but they're students and they say they were working quickly so I'm not going to be too harsh on them, aside from suggesting a bit of cross-bracing never hurts. (Although I do wish people would use aluminum instead of acrylic sheet when building these things.) Frankly, over-build it once makes more sense than redesign it many times, so more power to them.
posted by sebastienbailard at 5:40 PM on January 15, 2008


...was waiting for someone from it to write stuff up.

Everyone who takes the class had to put together an online portfolio of all their projects. From here, you can find things up to 2003, but it looks like the brains behind the new website failed to link to student projects. For example if you click on a student name from 2001 you will come to their portfolio. Even though some of the images/links on the class page itself are gone, most student stuff is still there.

(This class was a lot of fun!)

(And a hell of a lot of work.)
posted by whatzit at 3:08 AM on January 16, 2008


Ah, and if you google for "How to make almost anything" and maybe throw in MIT or something, you'll get more recent portfolios.
posted by whatzit at 3:08 AM on January 16, 2008


OK, rapid prototypers, it's time to stop making them funny and start making them available.

My group (reprap) and fab@home are. But it's more fun to build your own, which is what this post is about.
posted by sebastienbailard at 2:15 AM on January 17, 2008


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