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Hooray, the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories CandyFab 4000, as seen (by me) all last week on Boing Boing, Makezine Blog, Digg, and various other places around the internet. This machine uses hot air to carmelize sugar into layers that bond with previous layers to build up 3D shapes, as in your standard 3D printer. The shapes are currently low resolution, but as Evil Mad Scientist Lenore explains, they're looking into finer attachments for their sintering nozzle, and a possible switch from granulated sugar to confectioner's, or "powdered" sugar. I love speaking of such things in baking terms.

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Taken on May 19, 2007