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The Delicious Square Root of Liquorice

Liquorice equation printer
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I love liquorice. I also like equations, so The Delicious Square Root of Liquorice is the brand name for a new type of printer that creates eatable, three dimensional versions of topographical equations.

It works using the same basic principles of a combination of two technologies: Rapid prototyping and the Liquorice Rope Extrusion Process (see links).

The apparatus is available as a full scale factory unit for mass production purposes, or as a desktop printer, suitable for installation in the local corner sweet shop.

In the latter case, for a small fee, customers can choose from a large range of stored equations and watch as The Delicious Square Root of Liquorice printer manufactures them fresh and ready to eat before their very eyes.

see link for example taken from the wonderful Grapher programme that comes free with every Macintosh OSX

xenzag, Apr 06 2007

Torus-Knot http://web.mac.com/...ver/Torus-Knot.html
just imagine trying to untangle it with your tongue [xenzag, Apr 06 2007]

Liquorice Rope Extrusion Process http://ezinearticle...Liquorice&id=234696
Now available as a desktop printer [xenzag, Apr 06 2007]

Rapid Prototyping http://en.wikipedia...i/Rapid_prototyping
Now printing with liquorice [xenzag, Apr 06 2007]

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       Is that red liquorice, or real liquorice?
ye_river_xiv, Apr 06 2007
  

       The only thing black liquorice is good for is throwing blood hounds off of your scent. But maybe toroidal shapes would make it bearable, and a machine could be used for other candies too, so [+]
Smurfsahoy, Apr 06 2007
  

       Sorry, but I HATE liquorice. [-]
nuclear hobo, Apr 07 2007
  

       I'm sorry for all those who hate liquorice... if you learned to like it, your minds would improve.   

       (abstract ref - Prof S.F.G. Redgie - Journal of Mandrake and other Root Improvements of the Mind circa'51- available The London Institute of ’Pataphysics www.atlaspress.co.uk)-(may be out of print)
xenzag, Apr 07 2007
  

       nothing bad can come of this [+]
lilsis, Apr 07 2007
  

       Drat.... Link to image example no longer works. Boke!
xenzag, Feb 01 2019
  
      
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