Introduction: I Scream for I-Beam
Ever wondered how many I's you use in a sentence?
Don't be selfish. Imagine... Your I's melting, turning and swirling and being shared with others.
Time to scream for ice-cream.
This is the Architect who'll teach you how to turn the I-Beam into an Ice-Cream.
Got a bit of a sweet tooth? Interested in curves and flow-lines? Then lets make the first authentic I-ce cream
- Introduce your-self to the world of 3d modelling
- Sweep 1
- Boolean difference
- 3d print
- make a mould with appropriate food container material
- cast your ice-cream in your bespoke I-mould
If you like this then share your I's photographs and recipes, collaborate with me to build a whole fridge of delights. I'd love to work with someone to build a 3d robotic extruder of the I profile and develop this further.
Who knows maybe we can set-up a kickstart page https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/1690132464/ab...
Get in touch.
Recommended software: Rhino or Maya. Commands may vary.
Make sure that all the gear you use is food-safe
Step 1: What You'll Need
- Cross section curve - I (You can find lots different sizes and types online. Type in PictureFrame to import and scale in the right size. Work in mm.Trace it using a polyline)
- Rail curve (Use top view to draw. Go on I know you like a good B-Spline! Rotate and align centered and vertically)
Step 2: Sweep Iterations
- You can vary the control points of the Rail Curve by pressing POn and moving them around with the Gumball tool.
- Make sure your Rail is Aligned to the middle of your Cross Section Curve
- Type in Sweep 1
- Select Rail Curve and Cross Section Curve
- Create a bounding box offset 5mm and Boolean Difference to see how your mould would work.
Step 3: Prepare the Geometry for Mould-making
- Export your geometry in .STL format and 3d print to the correct size.
- Use a brush to cover the print with food safe silicone/ edible paint to prepare the geometry for mould-making.
Step 4: Container Box
- Create a Bounding Box to your geometry and offset by 5mm
- This will give you the dimensions of your casting container
- Mark the midpoint in height and assemble the box
- Place coated 3d print and centre in the box
- Prepare your gelatine mixture
- Cast up to half and add hardener
- Cast the other half
- Remove the container
Step 5: Gelatine Mould
- Flip the geometry upright - top I profile showing
- Gently remove the 3d print from the gelatine mould
Step 6: Ice-cream Infill
- Add your favourite ice-cream. Create your own recipes, vary the texture and color (Sorbet preferably due to its low viscosity)
- Using a special dispenser/ syringe fill your gelatine moulds
- Add your lolly stick
- Place in freezer for a couple of hours
Step 7: I-ce Cream Ready. Enjoy!
- Remove from fridge and dispose gelatine
- Scream for Ice-cream
- Enjoy and don't forget to share your photos and recipes