‘Cornucopia,’ the MIT food fab  

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Bruce Sterling has a post on a food fabrication device project at MIT - ‘Cornucopia,’ the MIT food fab.

* If you wanna “print out breakfast” some day, I’d suggest keeping an eye on these guys.

http://fluid.media.mit.edu/projects.php?action=details&id=79

“Cornucopia is a concept design for a personal food factory that brings the versatility of the digital world to the realm of cooking. In essence, it is a three dimensional printer for food, which works by storing, precisely mixing, depositing and cooking layers of ingredients.

“Cornucopia’s cooking process starts with an array of food canisters, which refrigerate and store a user’s favorite ingredients. These are piped into a mixer and extruder head that can accurately deposit elaborate combinations of food. While the deposition takes place, the food is heated or cooled by Cornucopia’s chamber or the heating and cooling tubes located on the printing head. This fabrication process not only allows for the creation of flavors and textures that would be completely unimaginable through other cooking techniques, but it also allows the user to have ultimate control over the origin, quality, nutritional value and taste of every meal.

“This project is currently starting.”

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