3DC Instructables Roundup pt 2

Water Chocolate Mousse

Using a recipe from Hervé This and “accidentally” printing the AirBnb logo… was an experience Luis shared through Instructables using Chocolate Mousse.  It is actually a lot of fun to print with and builds anticipation with every layer.  As you can see from the vid below.. which is a print made from a design app created by Jaime  🙂

Pinya3: a 3D food printing platform release

I think we all understand at this point in the evolution of 3DFP that if you want to print food your are most likely going to have to make your own hardware and sometimes software as well.  Luis has created and released the Pinya3: a 3D food printing platform to make your entry into 3DFP so much easier.  This printer was designed with the kitchen in mind; from the stainless steel parts to the actual size of the device as it was meant to fit under the cabinets on your kitchen counter.

Cartridge Extruder

You can’t 3D print food without an extruder can you? 3DIGITALCOOKS is really focused on you getting your 3DFP aspirations or ideas going.. and the Cartridge extruder on Instructables is one way that WILL help you get to the point where you can start working on prototypes of your food experiemnt.  Go check it, build your own and share your experience with us.

3DC Instructables Roundup pt 1

In this 3 part series we’ll be sharing some of Luis’ 3D food printing experiments that were posted on Instructables as part of his Artist in Residency at Autodesk Pier 9.  All are about 3D food printing and to be shared and used to hopefully get people involved in 3DFP.  What good is 3D printed food if it can’t be shared? So here we go…

Heated Nozzle

Working with heated nozzles and 3DFP is something that presents a challenge.  Many things to think about and lots of different variables come into play when working with heat and food printing.  This isn’t your Momma’s food extruder (although if your mom is printing food with heated extruders then that is really, really awesome!).  The Instructable is unique in that Luis broke down his process for machining the tool and it’s worth a read if you’re thinking about working with heat and 3DFP but even more since you’ll likely have to build your own tool for this as well.

Lucky Hummus Experience

You probably remember something similar to the Lucky Hummus Experience from a while back on 3DC. This Instructable is unique because Luis explains some intimate thoughts: 

Building 3d food printers is one thing. Using them another. Engaging people to understand, relate and experience them a completely different one.

This is the goal of this first 3d food printing experience for Pinya3. Trigger people imagination and start a dialogue around 3d food printing.

He breaks down the steps to take to have your own lucky hummus experience, to include reminding us to NEVER FORGET TO SIEVE!!!  (While at Pier 9 I did my best to master a sieving technique and it is much harder than it sounds) If you want to create your own shapes like the lucky four leaf clover then feel free to use the Roses App here on the site on the 3d food printing design tools page.

Testing food for 3D food printing


One of the most fun aspects of 3DFP is playing with the food!  To make it sound more official and a tad professional then we call it “testing”…..  Actually that’s just me.  In all seriousness, we as a community of 3DFPr’s won’t be able to advance the technology unless we keep testing and documenting how different foods function with 3D food printing; if they even work, how they react, viscocity, does the taste change, etc.. etc..

That is the thought behind the Instructables: Testing food for 3D food printing, to share how different foods are working with 3DFP.

The foods Luis worked with in this Instructable:

  • Lucerne Cream Cheese with Chive & Onions
  • Posh Bagel Cream Cheese
  • Artichoke Spinach Hummus
  • Water and Xanthan Gum
  • Jelll-O
  • Greek Yogurt

Stay Tuned...

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