Chocolate Printer Goes on Sale, Comes Too Late for the Easter Bunny

[Photo: Choc Edge]
You may remember last summer when we covered the Choc Creator, a 3D printer developed by the University of Exeter that could "print" chocolate confections. The Choc Creator, but this time you might be able to get your sticky fingers on your own!

After a flurry of positive press and feedback, University of Exeter researcher and Chroc Creator inventor Dr Lian Hao decided to turn his gadget into something commercially available. Thus, Choc Edge was born. In addition to the 3D printer, Choc Edge's chocolate-printing kit includes a tool that lets you create your own chocolate designs from start to finish.

Sadly, Choc Edge missed out on the Easter rush, but as of April 10, the Choc Creator will be available for pre-order. Printing chocolate is no easy feat--you need special parts in the printer to get the consistency just right--so if you are interested in buying one of these delectable goodies, you'll need to put down some serious cash. First off, the depost is $1187, then you'll need to pay off the rest of the price once the printer is ready to ship: a whopping $2772.

OK, it's expensive. But to find out more about the Choc Creator printer and how to use both the software and the device itself, visit Choc Edge's website, or watch it in action below:

[Choc Edge via Gizmodo]

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