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And Now: AutoFrost Puts the Icing on the Cake

How’s this for a sweet new invention: five students from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering have built a cake-decorating robot for a class project.

Called AutoFrost, the machine combines electronic sensors, computer programming, and precise mechanics with delicious gooey confections. Just doodle your design on a basic Microsoft Paint-like program, hit the button that says, “I’m ready to design an amazing cake,” and watch the frosting begin.

Image: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

One Response to “And Now: AutoFrost Puts the Icing on the Cake”

  1. Great! At least for demonstrating the application of using an x/y table driven by stepper motors. But not yet a practical as it is slow, clumsy, and does not improve on the icing process.

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