In this video we go through some of the reasons why we build Pinya3 a 3d food printing platform.
Pinya3 is the open source 3d food platform that we use to create our digital recipes.
This video was made during our time in Seoul. Thank you to the Art center Nabi for allowing us using their kitchen, where we did this walk though pinya3.
Pinya 3 was design to fit in the kitchen. The most important feature one was the dimensions. Fits perfectly under the cabinets of the Pier9 kitchen. Also the distant between towers was designed to easily slide in and out dishes. Also having a usb connector and a power plug, was an improvement from previous printers to be able to survive in the kitchen and to be easier to move around.
All the electronics are located in the upper side of the frame to avoid the electronics getting damaged by spills or food explosions that may happen during the kitchen wars.
The printer uses magnetic ball joints to remove and clean easily its parts. Also it makes easier to change the tool used.
Pinya3 is a 3d food printing platform because it can use many different tools, not just one.
The base is made out of stainless steel 304, with a thickness of 3mm. The rest of the frontal plates are to hold connectors, the LCD screen and to hide cables. This helps to give a more friendly appearance to the printer for when it needs to relate to people.
On the upper part we have the electronics. Pinya3 uses an Smoothieboard. It has a basic setup with the board with 5 stepper drivers plus 2 external ones. Also we decided to add the LCD screen to test how the interface will play in the kitchen and the interaction with people.
Also since it is Pinya3 it has 3 pineapples etched in the plywood parts.
We hope you enjoy this short explanation. If you have more doubts do not hesitate to contact with us!