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A 3D filament-fed printer, using spaghetti.
Most of this would be essentially as standard. I think the
hardest part of this would be getting the filament to a
consistently printable (al dente)
When I was a child, making a collage using a variety of
shapes of pasta was a recognised activity. If a shape
was too hard to make directly, you could boil up some
spaghetti and roll your own. This is the inspiration for
Nowadays, science posters are getting more and more
technologically advanced, but somehow some of the
craft is being lost. It occurred to me that it would be fun
to make a fully serious poster for a conference, with
3D Printers Make Incredible Pastas Your Nonna Could Only Dream About
[a1, Jul 01 2021]
Relevant to aside 2
[a1, Jul 01 2021]
And glitter. There must be glitter (and over-use of glue...).
||Actually, there are 3D printers that output pasta. I
think [xenzag] has an interest in this medium as
well, and certainly knows more about it than I.
||...and since the Big Bad Wolf was dead the fourth little piggy said; "Screw this!" and he made his house out of extruded pasta and lived happily ever after.
||//Actually, there are 3D printers that output pasta.//
||Cool. I was all set to mfd the idea, then I saw the article
reports the printer as using semolina dough, so it's not quite
That's going to give a much better build quality, but I
suspect at a rather slower printing rate than I imagine this
method could manage.
||Pasta aside (or a side of pasta), thats been the
downfall of all of my own 3D printing ideas. Great
for prototyping and extreme customization, but
everything takes too long.
||I am printing a giant croissant for aside 2. ( which
is a separate idea on its own) +