The industry of 3D printing is growing day by day and new amazing devices get unveiled. Here on Technology Personalized we covered many interesting 3D stories in the past, such as Google’s own 3D pasta printer for its employees and even a bold project which has set a purpose on 3D printing houses. Today we’re talking about Foodini, as the name suggests, a 3D printer that can print food like ravioli, pizza, burgers, crackers, cookies, chocolate vases and more.
The project has been around for a while, but only now it has started its crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter, seeking to reach a financial goal of $100,000. At the time of writing this piece, they managed to obtain already almost $40, 000 with 28 days still left. Foodini is touted as “the first 3D food printer to print all types of real, fresh, nutritious foods, from savory to sweet”. There are other 3D food printers on the market and even some that can 3D print candy, but the specific of Foodini is the fact that it uses fresh ingredients.
Foodini is the first 3D food printer to print all types of real, fresh, nutritious foods, from savory to sweet. Designed for home and professional kitchens, Foodini comes with empty food capsules. You prepare and place fresh, real ingredients in Foodini. No fake food. No being forced to buy pre-filled food capsules. Made with fresh ingredients, this is real food… 3D printed.
This 3D printer comes with empty food capsules where you can put the mashed ingredients. Thus, you don’t have to buy pre-filled food capsules. The minor disadvantage is that you will need to prepare the food by blending it first; but hey, it’s a small price to pay for healthy food that gets modeled according to your desires. And we all know who loves to eat food in different shapes – kids.
Foodini has a built-in 7 inch touch screen (powered by Androdi) on the front and you can use it to connect to an online community site where users can view recipes, online demos, and have access to a personalized online recipe box. You can access it from your smartphone, tablet or laptop and also upload and share your own recipe creations.
You can buy Foodini for $999 currently on Kickstarter, but this is an early bird limited price, so there are limited units for purchases. he regular expected retail price is $1,300 and you will still need to pay $50 for international shipping. The next available price is $1,200, with a total number of 150 units available at this price. But if you’re looking for affordable 3D printers that don’t deal with food, have a look at our guide that can prove to be quite useful to you.