University Students Make A 3D Printer That Prints Soil And Grass
The future means printing your own garden. Yes, that’s the idea behind printGreen designed by the students at University of Maribor. It’s a CNC machine (which means it’s entirely computer controlled) that prints using a mixture of grass seeds, soil and water. The images will sprout grass later on, making for some crazy green designs. As long as clay soil and small seeds are used, anyways – the former for better printing, the latter to fit through the nozzle!
The project was made by a student group headed by prof. Dušan Zidar of the University Of Maribor, Slovenia. The group was comprised of Maja Petek, Tina Zidanšek, Urška Skaza, Danica Rženičnik and Simon Tržan. The project website states that “Print Green transverses the term ‘think, before you print’ as the used motto and turns it into the slogan of an alternative modern society – “print, because it is green”.
If you want to see 3D printed green food, click here!