3D Printing Makes Chocolate Heads of Lovers
A Japanese 3D printing company is offering to make chocolate versions of people's heads for Valentine's Day.
Eat, print, love? A 3D-printing company is planning a Valentine's Day workshop for Japanese women to make chocolates shaped like their heads.
Women pay 6,000 yen ($66) to undergo 3D digital scans that will allow a 3D printer to make a plastic model of their heads, according to The Guardian. The plastic model becomes the template for a silicon mould capable of creating chocolate versions of the women's heads — an edible surprise that significant others will likely find either endearing or completely creepy.
The two-day workshop offered by FabCafe in Tokyo's Shibuya district has already sold out, according to the website. But men looking to reciprocate can start planning ahead for Japan's "White Day" holiday, because FabCafe plans to offer a similar workshop to mark that occasion.
(Valentine's Day in Japan is traditionally for girls and women to give chocolates to the love of their lives, whereas White Day is the male version of the gift-giving holiday.)
3D printing technology can also go beyond just creating chocolate moulds for people who want to skip the handmade touch. Researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK previously used a 3D printer to directly build chocolates layer by layer.
Some people may find the idea of consuming their lover's chocolate head a bit odd. But it's far from the strangest 3D-printed object on offer — a Japanese clinic has offered pregnant mothers a 3D-printed model of their child as a fetus.
Source: The Guardian