Friday, January 28, 2011

AutoFrost Demo Machine

How many of us hate writing on a cake?

The cake looks perfect...and then you have to write Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary, praying that you don't misspell it or write on a slant.

Well, as part of their class project, engineering students at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering have created a robot to write on cakes FOR YOU!

Here's a picture of their creation:

Check out the video to see how it works.

It needs a little bit of tweaking...the icing comes out in squiggles and blobs. But I'm impressed! Aren't you???


Sue said...

It's a great idea, but I'd still need guide lines on the canvas. I can't write in a straight line to save my life!

Barb said...

Once the machine has been perfected, the only issue i see is losing a small bit of skill.

Sweetened by Kagi said...

what a great idea!

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