How to Cook an Egg With Your 3D Printer

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Well it’s the weekend and that usually means one thing, there usually is not a whole lot of 3D printing news taking place. That’s great news for our writers who get to sit back with a Margarita, two, or three, by the pool and clear their heads of all the 3D printing jargon that’s surely accumulated over the past five days. For me though, I can’t go a single day without submerging myself in all the 3D printing goodness. Therefore I always find something to write about, even if it’s 3dd4how to fry an egg on your 3D printer… Wait, what?

I’m sure you’ve all woken up in the morning, about to get started on your next 3D printing project, when you hear a rumble in your stomach. “Uh oh,” you mumble to yourself. “I better calm this rumbling down before my stomach acids eat through the lining of my tummy.”

Ok, maybe I got a bit carried away there… Regardless, you happen to find that your wife is already cooking herself and your 9 kids breakfast, using all 4 burners of the stove. This may seem like an incredibly insurmountable problem, but I’m here to tell you, “It’s not!”

Our friends at 3D Modular Systems, a company we covered just this last week when they launched their Scaler M and Scaler XL modular 3D printers on Kickstarter, have put together a short and simple ‘How To’ video showing us all how to cook a fried egg using a pan and a Scaler 3D printer (or any 3D printer with a heated build platform). Below are the steps you must follow:egg2

  • 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.

Clearly this was more of a joke then a serious ‘How to’ video, which you can watch at the top of this page. With that said, it was obviously a pretty clever promotional tactic, as we just wrote an entire pointless article about it. For those interested in either the Scaler M or Scaler XL 3D printers by 3D Modular Systems, they are available via Kickstarter starting at $738 and $965 respectively. Let us know if you have backed this project or perhaps tried cooking an egg on your printer in the 3D Printing & Fried Eggs forum thread on 3DPB.com.

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