Even more gadgets from Engadget Expand. And these are very different gadgets. Well, at least two of them are!
The 3D Fruit Printer rates as one of the most unusual gadgets I saw at Engadget Expand. Actually it’s the most unusual gadget I’ve seen in a dozen years! Here’s how the company describes it, along with a few comments from me in brackets: Dovetailed has developed a 3D printer that can make edible fruit. (I told you it was unique!) By combining individual liquid droplets with different flavours (they’re English) into a desired shape, it allows the creation of interesting bespoke fruits in a matter of seconds. (When you watch the video, I think you’ll agree ‘in a matter of seconds isn’t exactly right.) It is aimed at chefs, foodies and anyone interested in making creative dining experiences. No specialist knowledge of cuisine is required to rapidly create fresh and organic 3D fruits on demand. The 3D fruit printer was revealed on 24th of May at a Tech Food Hack – an experimental dining hackathon event in Cambridge, UK, where a small group of foodies, hackers and designers came together to re-think and make new dining experiences. The event was co-organised by Dovetailed and Microsoft Research Cambridge. The company hopes their 3D fruit printer will open up new possibilities not only to professional chefs and food companies but also to kitchens in our home – allowing us to enhance and expand our dining experiences. We have re-invented the concept of fresh fruit on demand.” (I don’t even have room for a toaster on my counter, so a 3D fruit printer won’t be for me.) There’s no price yet, or shipping date.
Company video: http://vimeo.com/96510739
Company website: http://www.dovetailed.co/
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