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Chocolate Across the Universe

3D printing—yes, we’ve all heard of it; it’s old news by now, you’re thinking. But think again: It is now possible to print the self-professed best friend of girls school-wide…food.

So far, 3D printers have been used to manufacture things that are pretty unbelievable: prosthetic limbs, organs and, unfortunately, even guns capable of firing real bullets.  A father in Massachusetts printed a hand that can grasp and hold things for his son, who was born without fingers on his left hand. And while this is absolutely amazing, we are now going to turn our attention to the Chocabyte.

Although printable chocolate was an already existing idea, creator Quinn Karaitiana’s chocolate-printing machine differs in its accessibility for the average Joes of the world. While most 3D printers tend to be upward of $1000, Karaitiana is planning to market the Chocabyte at a mere $99, accompanied by chocolate cartridges selling for around $5 each. The machine is not yet available to the public, but planning and funding are both underway. Imagine the possibilities! An endless chocolate supply right at your fingertips (which actually sounds really dangerous for all the stress-eaters around here).

If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, you might want to explore this 3D printing website, which has a stockpile of articles about new dishes, prototypes and advances being made in the world of 3D printing.