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3D-Printed Latte Art

The 'Ripple Maker' Allows Brands to Create Customized Latte Designs

— July 2, 2015 — Tech
The 'Ripple Maker' is a clever machine that allows brands to create their own 3D-printed latte deigns. The device was developed by 'SteamCC' and the idea behind the project was to give companies and brands a novel way of advertising their products.

The clever machine combines 3D-printed mechanics with the same ink jet technology used to make DIY latte art. The printer is connected to a WiFi library of designs that allow it to print text, logos and symbols. Once a user has chosen their design, the Ripple Maker will print customized latte designs onto individual cups. The device uses containers of natural coffee extract called 'Ripple Pods,' which deliver the images in the form of liquid foam. The device is also connected to an accompanying app, which allows users to upload their own designs instead of choosing from those in the gallery.
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