3D Printed Fruit, Adafruit Kits, And eBooks Of Forbidden Knowledge

This week Kris Abel introduces What She Said’s Christine Bentley, Sharon Caddy, and Kate Wheeler to…

From liquid nitrogen popcorn to helium-filled apple balloons, celebrity Chefs love to experiment with technology in their kitchens.

A woman in the UK has come up with a way for such Chefs to print their own organic fruit in whatever taste, shape, size, and texture they want.

It’s a 3D Printer, and while we’ve seen several of these lately, this is the one Microsoft has decided to invest heavily in.

The inventor is Vaiva Kalnikaite and her 3D printer uses liquid droplets to create “organic fruits on-demand”.

She says “Our 3D fruit printer will open up new possibilities not only to professional chefs but also to our home kitchens – allowing us to enhance and expand our dining experiences. We have re-invented the concept of fresh fruit on demand.”


Adafruit Industries is a company that sells low-cost electronics kits for creative adults & kids to use to build their own wild tech creations.

The company was founded by Limor Fried, an American engineer. She named the company after Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter and the Victorian mathematician hailed as the world’s first programmer.


If our radio programs have inspired you to think about building something with tech, this is an excellent place to start.

Becky Stern works at Adafruit as an instructor with the company and she produces a series of YouTube tutorials to show you all the cool things that are possible.

From NeoPixel Tiaras, to chirping toy owls, washable wearables, to purse lights, she’s full of great ideas.


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