While the world still recovers from the incredible news about a food printer that is actually able to print you an apple or pear, we already discovered a new food-ish printer. This cocktail printer will probably not become a massive hype, but it’s surely news-worthy: the Bar Mixvah, made by engineer Yu Jiang Tham. Not only is Tham good at inventing new puns, the engineer also knows how to easily make you a proper cocktail.
No real bartender is needed to create the cocktail pictured above. Wondering why? This 3D printer can hold as many as five bottles and uses a device connected to the Internet in order to print out a real cocktail. It basically comes down to the fact that it’s very difficult to assemble this machine yourself, but once it’s done it provides you with good tasting cocktails.
Tham used parts from a MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D printer and combined it with other materials. The result is a machine able to automatically make you a drink. It uses a total of five different bottles and it’s priced for only (approximately) 180 dollars, which is by far a lower amount of cash comparing to the Bartendro, another 3D drinking machine which is currently being sold for as many as 3,699.99 dollars.
The Bar Mixvah uses a series of peristaltic pumps and an Arduino Nano microcontroller. This microcontroller is able to work with a Web-based interface, which makes it possible to control the drink-maker on any wifi-connected device. As you can see in the video, the engineer has also designed an easy-to-use app, with which you can make your own drink. The engineer has put his codes for creating a Bar Mixvah online on GitHub, which means you can create your own Bar Mixvah. Er, good luck!
Image credits: Bar Mixvah/ Yu Jiang Tham.