BurritobOt to Print Burritos Near You
Sure, there was a chocolate printer for sale a while back, but NYU grad student Marko Manriquez is setting his sights a bit higher. Manriquez has skipped a single-food printer and is working on creating a burrito printing machine.
Most 3-D printers use layers to create their shapes, but the properly dubbed Burrit0bot instead prints customizable amounts of ingredients onto a pre-made tortilla. "A carousel contains caulking gun-like canisters of black beans, pinto beans, cheese, pico de gallo, cream, mild salsa, and hot salsa with the dispensers controlled via iOS app or a Ruby-based web app," Fast Company reports.
To control the amounts, the user uses sliding scales in the application to choose exactly how much hot salsa they want — like Chipotle, but more tech-savvy.
The printer isn't exactly commercial yet; Manriquez is launching a Kickstarter campaign in July to fund his research. Check out the teaser video below.
Jessica Chou is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @jesschou.