Chocolate 3D printed advent calendar!

Moving Brands' chocolate RepRap, by Ben Lambert

Who needs Santa when you can print infinite chocolate anythings?

Moving Brands' chocolate RepRap, by Ben Lambert

Moving Brands got themselves set up with a RepRap 3D printer and came up with the only correct answer to “how shall we use this for the holidays?” – delicious high resolution chocolates! The studio set about making models of things with personal meanings, then filled a company advent calendar with the results.

The project includes a gallery of models/chocolates, and details about each item:

Advent project website

And a video of the process:

According to Ben Lambert, the parts beyond the standard RepRap stuff are:

  • Frostruder components minus wood w/solenoids mounted on top of the A frame
  • – A “big-ass” tank of compressed nitrogen
  • – A custom, 3D printed clamp for the syringe
  • – A pipe heater
  • – Chef’s cooling spray
  • – Lots and lots of milk chocolate!

I’m definitely going to look into doing something like this for the holidays next year… It would make for a great collaborative project with any group. Here’s where you can see more:

Moving Brands
Advent calendar project
Vimeo page

Derek Quenneville is a 3D printing evangelist who posts weekly on the Ponoko blog. Follow him on Twitter @techknight.