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Evil Mad Scientists - The CandyFab 4000: solid freeform fabrication on the cheapThe CandyFab 4000 is a home-built computer-controlled 3D fabricator that can use granulated sugar as a printing medium. It is capable of producing arbitrarily shaped three-dimensional objects by selectively melting and fusing the printing medium with hot air. Commercial rapid prototyping machines typically produce small, high- resolution models. In contrast, the CandyFab is designed to produce large objects at lower resolution and a much lower cost-- of order $1k instead of $20-40k. That makes it the perfect starting point for bringing 3D printing to the DIY masses. The CandyFab project is also interesting because it ties together many disciplines.motion control, woodworking, microcontroller and computer programming, sewing, circuit hacking, high-power analog electronics, 3D modeling, and cooking.
CandyFab is an open source project that is currently seeking participants, for more information please visit candyfab.org
Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman have a website called Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories (evilmadscientist.com), where they document and organize their various projects. Their experiments with sugar sculpture, edible origami, and edible models of electronic circuits have cemented their place as world experts in the field of playing with
food. Some of their other interests include blinky lights, microcontrollers and LEDs; subversive art and education; interactive furniture; high technology crafts; and open source hardware and software.
TechShop - TechShop TourTechShop is a fully-equipped open-access workshop and creative environment that lets you drop in any time and work on your own projects at your own pace. It is like a health club with tools and equipment instead of exercise equipment...or a Kinko's for geeks.
TechShop was founded in 2006 by Jim Newton, a lifetime maker, veteran BattleBots builder and former MythBuster. TechShop is located in Menlo Park, California, on the San Francisco peninsula 25 miles south of San Francisco.
Anyone can come in and build and make all kinds of things themselves using the TechShop tools, machines and equipment, and draw on the TechShop instructors and experts to help them with their projects.
Please mail Karen Marcelo (dorkbotSF [at] dorkbot [dot] org) if you want to do a quick 5-10 min presentation