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There is a new 3d printer called the Foodini. In summary it is printer that prepares food, it has reload -able food cartridges with the ingredients for what you want to make. It contains five cartridges, that are around 4 ounces each. It is used to prep food, then you have to take it out and cook it on your own. It only used whole ingredients that you put in yourself.
Let me start by saying this thing is beautiful, I would love to see some normal 3d printers look like this. It kind of looks like a microwave that was designed by apple. All the components are hidden as they should be with a supposedly consumer 3d printer. It has a 7 inch full color touch screen and is covered in stainless steel. It would look really beautiful sitting on any kitchen countertop especially in a modern style house.
Functionality (Please Imagine Me Reading this in my Annoyed Voice)
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How I Would Make it Better
It has become an odd habit of mine to make things better in my mind the instant I read or hear about them. My first though, was that it needs to be able to complete a simple pizza without human intervention it seems silly, and to be blunt, stupid that a human must intervene and finish it. It needs to be able to cook the food to do this a heated build chamber and heated build plate must be used. Also, it doesn't need a 7 inch touch screen which is really just a money drain.
On the Filastuder side of things, I am really close to getting it fully working, my attempt using the flexible coupling failed, I had not realized at the time of purchase that it was fully cut down in a spiral to give it flex. The force needed to spin the drillbit was to great. I am now getting a fully solid version of it, but it won't be here till next week. I'll keep you updated on how the new coupler works.