You Can Fry an Egg With Your 3D Printer

The team at 3D Modular Systems have just found a new use for their printers. Apparently, with a frying pan and a bit of ingenuity, a 3D printer with a heated build platform can substitute for an egg cooker in a pinch.

The group even offered detailed instructions on their Kickstarter campaign, which is aimed not at 3D printer cuisine but to launch their new Scalar M and Scalar XL modular and affordable printers.

Here is the lighthearted step-by-step:

  • Preheat the heat bed to at least 110°C (will take approximately 3 minutes).
  • Place a pan on top of heat bed until it reaches a temperature of approximately 100°C (will take approximately 10-15 minutes).
  • Crack the egg into the pan, and cook to desired firmness (place a little butter in the pan prior to frying if desired).
  • Season the egg to your liking.
  • Eat the egg in front of your wife as she looks at you perplexed, asking where you got it.
  • Begin your 3D printing project approximately 20 minutes late, but with a much more satisfied stomach.

They also offered this handy tutorial video on YouTube:

So far, the video has garnered less than 400 views, making it seem unlikely that 3D printer cookery will trending anytime soon.