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Easter Egg Printer

Help out the Bunny...
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Well, I'm frequently pondering how to apply the concept of inkjet printing to various other things, and well... today... it's Easter Eggs.

It's simple.

Place egg into device and laser scan it to model it accurately in the computer.

Using a high-end CADD package, draw the design on the virtual egg.

Next, using a standard ink-jet head attached to a precision robotic arm... paint up the egg.

The deluxe model would then hide it as well.

Happy Easter!

zigness, Apr 10 2004

seems somewhat related http://www.imaginail.com
[theircompetitor, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

photo-perfect nails http://www.halfbake...oto-Perfect_20Nails
Likely inspiration for [tc]'s link. [Worldgineer, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Egg Plotter http://www.taomc.co...nes/egg_plotter.htm
motion control easter egg decorator [Novysan, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

gallery of eggs http://www.taomc.com/gallery/eggs.htm
more plotted eggs! [Novysan, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

EggBot http://egg-bot.com/
Still not inkjet, but another marker-based plotter. But it's a kit you can buy (for several years now). [notexactly, Mar 04 2016]


       That'd be an expensive printer, but cool.
zephalim, Apr 10 2004

       Simplification of design:
Device spins egg along it's long axis.
Print head follows a curved track along this long axis.
Your egg is printed faster, and without the need of a precision robotic arm.
Worldgineer, Apr 11 2004

       ...because anything a human can do a machine can do *better*???? Please, no. (but, cute idea...)
Native Dancer, Apr 11 2004

       [tc], that actually was invented here. I'll see if I can find the idea...
Worldgineer, Apr 30 2004

theircompetitor, Apr 30 2004

       Not an "inkjet," but check the links. I'm going to say it's different enough to not call "baked!"
Novysan, Apr 30 2004

       Excellent link [Novysan]... thanks.
zigness, May 01 2004

       Finally baked, er, "boiled". Ha! Ok, move along folks.
whatrock, Mar 05 2016


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