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FabCafe in Japan lets customers create 3D gummies of themselves

Posted By Lori Zimmer On January 24, 2015 @ 12:55 pm In Green Technology,Innovation | No Comments


Valentine Gummy [1]

Gummies aren’t just for bears and worms anymore. Tokyo’s FabCafe [2] in Shibuya offers customers the chance to create a 3D-printed gummy version of themselves! Using the café’s 3D body scanner [3], customers can make colorful gummies [4] of their bodies for White Day [5]—a Japanese follow-up to Valentine’s Day.

green design, eco design, sustainable design, 3d printed gummy humans, 3d printed food, Fabcafe, 3d scanner, 3d body scan [6]

FabCafe, a coffee shop and 3D printing hub, originally offered female customers the chance to have their faces scanned [7] and printed into a mold to be cast in chocolate for Valentines’ Day. For White Day, the personalized 3D-printed gift trend continued, but now the body scanner can be used to create a head-to-toe scan of each customer.

For just 7,000 yen (the equivalent of about $60 USD), customers can take part in a two-part workshop with a detailed 3D scan of their entire bodies. FabCafe then 3D prints [8] the files into detailed plastic molds of each customer. Then, people can pour liquid jelly candy into their own molds, making a colorful collection of tasty miniature versions of themselves.

The 3D printing café offers guests a unique service of 3D scanning and printing, all while enjoying a casual cup of coffee while they wait. Aside from personalized gummy people and chocolate faces, the 3D printer has also offered up workshops in 3D printed ornaments [9], jewelry, clothing and toys.

+ FabCafe [2]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/04/Valentine-Gummy.jpg

[2] FabCafe: http://tokyo.fabcafe.com/en/#.UWWWC3D3vC4

[3] 3D body scanner: http://inhabitat.com/tag/3d-scanner/

[4] colorful gummies: http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2013/02/25/chew-on-this-fabcafe-lets-you-create-a-gummy-replica-of-yourself-for-white-day/

[5] White Day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Day

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/fabcafe-lets-you-3d-print-a-gummy-version-of-yourself/fabcafe-gummymen3/

[7] have their faces scanned: http://inhabitat.com/man-given-second-chance-at-life-thanks-to-3d-printed-prosthetic-face/

[8] 3D prints: http://inhabitat.com/janne-kyttanen-imagines-a-future-of-downloadable-3d-printed-dinners/

[9] 3D printed ornaments: http://inhabitat.com/ge-scientists-creates-3d-printed-christmas-tree-ornaments/

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