Who wants a 3D printer for just candy when you can have one that prints a five-course dinner instead? That’s the idea behind Foodini, a new 3D printer that takes fresh ingredients and turns them into a culinary masterpiece. The device can do things like make custom ravioli, your own unique crackers or cookies, or even an intricate dark chocolate vase (if you just have to print candy). Its creations are made by filling the printer’s “food capsules” with fresh ingredients and then inputting a recipe for the device to create. Foods can be printed in just a few minutes and eaten right away (if they’re made from pre-cooked materials) or cooked after printing. Foodini is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter to manufacturer its first run of the printers. $1,000 gets you in line to get one in January 2015, and a $2,000 investment can have you throwing your first printed dinner party by October of this year.
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