Students at MIT-Kyle Hounsel, Kristine Bunker, and David Donghyun Kim have crafted a 3D printer-an amazing project.
The mechanism of the printer is very simple. Soft ice cream is extruded onto a surface in the required shape, then frozen using liquid nitrogen. The next layer of ice cream is then squirted upon the first layer, slowly forming a three-dimensional treat.
The students said that they were thinking to make something that would draw kids’ interest to the technology. By crafting a 3D printer that can prepare three-dimensional ice cream treats in desired shapes, it might inspire kids to pursue their own scientific undertakings.
Bunker says “We were inspired to design this printer because we wanted to make something fun with this up and coming technology in a way that we could grab the attention of kids. We felt that it was just as important to come up with a new technology as it was to interest the younger generation in pursuing science and technology so we can continue pushing the limits of what is possible.”
“We ate a lot of ice cream during the making the machine especially during the couple all-nighters when ice cream became our midnight snack and breakfast, it was a great project and we had a lot of fun working on it,” she said.
The 3D printer is part of Professor John Hart’s class in additive manufacturing.
Via : Techcrunch