Extruding: 3D-printed potatoes
One of the most emerging developments that is currently growing rapidly in the field of industrial design, fashion and art is the creation of biobased materials, biofabricated in laboratories from microorganisms, bacteria and biopolymers.
3D printing can be mesmerising and what can be better for kids than breaking up technology into simple and comprehensible steps that they can follow! This activity combines additive manufacturing and biomaterial paste extrusion, showing the process of making three-dimensional objects from a digital file using a simple recipe that everyone can practice with a syringe. It helps the participants understand the design possibilities and limitations of both material and process.
In this activity, participants will learn the basics of this technology in an agile, fun and active way. It can be customized to different age groups.