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Latte Printer Answered

Computer based automation projects really interest me. DIY laser cutters, circuit board routers, plotters and now finally for those baristas that want to take it to the next level there is a Latte Printer.

Here's some sweet photo's of this latte maker in action at SIGGRAPH 2008.

Along the same lines of Coffee and Technology. Here's someone who used a high powered laser to heat his Nescafe.

This teapot is very famous. It's called the Utah Teapot and it is often used as a "hello world" project for imaging programs.
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via neatorama

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

12 years ago

Starbucks should buy technology, then their customers can be briefly amused before they take a swig of brunt swill.

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omnibot
omnibot

Reply 12 years ago

I quite liked the expression "brunt swill". What does it mean?

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

Well now, brunt means "main impact" and swill is what you feed pigs, so it would follow that it's the impact of drinking pig food.

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omnibot
omnibot

Reply 12 years ago

Now I REALLY like it XD

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

You could have blamed the mispronunciation on a ~~brunt~~ burnt tongue.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

12 years ago

What in the world?!?!! A teapot printed on coffee????? Why would someone want to print a cup of coffee?!?

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abbzz
abbzz

Reply 12 years ago

yummy coffe but i dont now hw this can be art???

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

many foods, especially gourmet foods are considered "art" :-)

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DrCoolSanta
DrCoolSanta

Reply 12 years ago

That teapot is a classic example used when demonstrating the quality of graphics. I have seen them a lot when learning about 3d computer graphics.

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motomatt
motomatt

Reply 12 years ago

The Teapot was the first rendered object in 3D. You'll see them subtly historically referenced in every Pixar move. Siggraph 2008 had one of these printers in a booth..

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DrCoolSanta
DrCoolSanta

Reply 12 years ago

I know that. Every OpenGl programmer knows that if he has used glut.

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omnibot
omnibot

Reply 12 years ago

Indeed! It would be like tattooing a picture of a cat onto a dog.

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joeysdreamgarden
joeysdreamgarden

12 years ago

You just couldn't drink that, it's a work of art! Very special, such a cool machine! :D

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Derin
Derin

12 years ago

whoa.wow.wtf.omg.awesome.enough?

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Brennn10
Brennn10

12 years ago

And I thought the old way of using a chopstick was cool...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Oh, I've just had an idea for a gimmick: they print a random phrase on your coffee, the kind of thing you get in a fortune coffee or those daily-tear-off calenders.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

A teapot.

Printed on coffee.

?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

on the froth of the latte I believe, usefulness at present, near 0, but who knows what may come from this ;-)

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lamedust
lamedust

Reply 12 years ago

Yep, makes a lot of sense if you've ever studied computer graphics. Hee... also Lena Soderberg... She's famous too...

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susie
susie

12 years ago

It would be cool to make a chocolate syrup based ink too. Thanks for bringing this important invention to my attention!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

It would be cool to make a chocolate syrup based ink too.

Then we could "print" on our ice cream sundaes :-)