Some 3D printers can print out jawbones, teeth, and guitars; others can print something far yummier — pieces of chocolate. Last year, a group of scientists from the U.K.'s University of Exeter built a printer that can make chocolatey works of art. Now, the aptly-named Choc Creator Version 1 is available for purchase, though it sure doesn't come cheap — the machine is worth $4,600.
Dr. Liang Hao, the lead scientist who worked on the project, founded the Choc Edge company to manufacture the printer for anyone who wants (and can afford) it. His team tweaked and improved the printer since it was first introduced to the masses last year. According to Dr. Hao, operating the enhanced machine is easy as pie: "You just need to melt some chocolate, fill a syringe that is stored in the printer, and get creative printing your chocolate."
If you have a strong desire to become a 3D-printing chocolatier, it may be best to get your Choc Creator now. The company is running a discount promo for the first 90 buyers, bringing the price down to just$4,000, not including the $130 shipping fee you need to add for delivery stateside. Check out the video above to see Choc Creator in action.
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