Digital Fabricator Cooks and Prints Out Food
By Kristine R,  Newser User
Posted Jul 25, 2010 3:16 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Jul 27, 2010 9:26 AM CDT
Cornucopia   (MIT)

(User Submitted) – Graduate students at MIT have created a digital fabricator dubbed the Cornucopia, which cooks and prints out food from ingredients chosen by a user. It begins with an array of food canisters filled with the “cook’s” foods of choice. A meal selection is made using the device’s multi-touch translucent screen, which allows users to manipulate parameters such as calories or carbohydrate content.

The user can then see the meal being assembled and either cooked or cooled via heating and cooling tubes located on the printing head. The ability to hyper-localize heating and create rapid temperature changes also allows for the creation of meals with flavors and textures that would be impossible to replicate with present-day cooking methods. Read the full article on the printer designed by Marcelo Coelho and Amit Zoran.