Fully Charged: The time travelling bench, the return of the Moke, and 3D printed chocolate

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3D printed chocolate bars

Live Out Your Willy Wonka Dreams With 3D Printed Chocolate

The 3D chocolate printer in action
Here's what you could produce

An MIT student has launched a Kickstarter campaign for every chocaholics dream - 3D printed bars in any shape you want. The bars, which will cost from $20 each, will be printed using a new piece of hardware designed by Levi Lalla while studying enegineering at MIT. He's now turned the idea into a fully fledged firm, and is raising funds to build his own kitched to custome print anything sweet-toothed customers want. [Source: Kickstarter

The Return Of The Moke

The 2013 Moke

It may be the worst possible car for Malaysia's rainy season, but nonetheless the Moke (which was basically an old Mini with all the shelter cut off) is making a comeback thanks to Brit designer Michael Young. The new Moke will be available in both left and right hand drive, standard and automatic transmission. Unsurprisingly given there's only a very flimsy roof to protect form the elements, Australia will be the launch country in mid 2013. The firm is bullish about its prospects, claiming it is 'a unique vehicle which is one of the most recognised cars in the world. It has a rock star status while still appealing to the masses.' [Source: Moke International]

The Time Travelling Bench

It's not quite Marty McFly's DeLorean, but Brit designer Joshua Barnes say his Shadow Memories bench will let people see exactly a year inot the past using a clever augmented reality app. Users of the bench record a video message on to the shadows it casts on the floor, using the image-recognition software on a specialist augmented reality app. These digital memories can then be accessed by other people who also have the app, but only when the exact same shadow is reproduced a year after their initial tagging of the shadow. 'As the path of the Sun changes throughout the year, each shadow it casts is unique to that particular time, providing a constant cycle of new tags for digital memories to be augmented on to,' says Barnes [Source: Core77].