Kiedy byłam mała, zawsze uważałam, że aby uciec, trzeba wstać i zacząć biec, jak robią dzieci w filmach. Nienawistny krzyk, trzaśnięcie drzwiami, potem bieg. Dowiedziałam się jednak, że wielu ludzi ucieka, choć nigdzie się nie rusza.
—  Cecelia Ahern – Skaza
Green 3D Printer Prints Living Designs From Organic "Ink"
Project PrintGREEN is turning 3D printers into on-demand gardeners after designing a "green" 3D printer in 2013.

The printer produces living prints, printing customized objects in a variety of sizes and forms. The project was created at the University of Maribor in Slovenia, conceived of by students Maja Petek, Tina Zidanšek, Urška Skaza, Danica Rženičnik and Simon Tržan, with help from their mentor Dušan Zidar. The project’s goal is to unite art, technology, and nature, creatively producing living designs with the help of technology.

The “ink” in the machine is a combination of soil, seeds, and water which can be designed to print in any shape or letter. After drying, the muddy mixture holds its form and begins to sprout grass from the organic material.

— rw

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