I'm trying to make a food replicator and want to know if anyone has the materials readily available to test if they work.

I'm trying to make a food replicator and want to know if anyone has the materials readily available to test if they work. I need you to mix potato starch and fine ground wood charcoal into an oven. The temperature should not go higher than 195 c (380f) so as not to burn the potato starch. The exact ratios and time is a mystery. The goal is just to see if this could make hard objects like a cup or plate. But just a muffin sized test is good enough.

I'm sure you are asking why on Earth. I've been looking at feasible materials for a while now and chat gpt helped me settle on those two. The potato starch should act as a binder to the wood charcoal. The replicator could 3D this material into simple objects like cups. Most importantly heating up the potato starch and leftover food on the dishes will turn it into a substance very similar to wood charcoal. So it should be 100% recyclable.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >a food replicator
    Jesus Christ just rape the language.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Meant to say 3D print above. Specifically at basically PLA temperatures this should be able to extrude and make simple low resolution things like cups, plates, maybe silverware. Molds may be preferred to 3D extruding. Not sure.

    Here is where it gets interesting. Time isn't that important. The food replicator is not Trek style. It is what we can do now with our tech. So it can combine various things. Like make it a vending machine so it can print cups and plates as needed slowly, then instantly have access to them. You could combine a fridge, microwave, bread machine. So you can schedule meals. So it will make the plate and bun ahead of time, storing it in the fridge. As it gets more complex you can add more things. In this sense it would be more of a food prep machine. Maybe food slot like Trek called the old replicators.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So just for review. The replicator will heat together fine ground wood charcoal and potato starch. Printing a plate. Then it will extrude or pick and place any food that goes on the plate (a later project). Finally when the meal is done the dirty plate is put back in the replicator. The plate is grinded down and heated turning the leftover food into charcoal. This is then added to fresh potato starch to make a new plate which goes in the vending machine for future use.

    I took a long while to find materials that could be combined at low temperature, was recyclable and non toxic.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Leftover food is better used as compost or animal feed. Don't turn it into charcoal. Why would you waste potato starch on making temporary plates if
      a) normal plates work just fine
      b) paper plates can be used
      c) many dishes can get by without plates?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's fine to dream anon. I sometimes dream of becoming a super hero who flies around and saves beautiful women.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks. It is just an idea. I do want to test what chat gpt is saying is accurate. Got to order potato starch and find some local wood charcoal.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >chat gpt helped me settle on those two.
    holy shit have a nice day.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't start there, but it did take me in a new direction. Originally I wanted to do carbon, like in a water filter. Using food products makes a lot of sense.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I need you to mix potato starch and fine ground wood charcoal into an oven.
    I won't.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    anon, you obviously don't know enough about anything to be able to tell but this is an incredibly moronic idea

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i don't know much about anything, but i think OP should try to do it, and maybe he will learn something along the way.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you are correct

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        OP here. Just a quick update.
        I have ordered the potato starch.
        Also saw some wood charcoal at the dollar store the other day but my hands were kind of full. Yes I know I should have put down the cheap generic Rice Krispy treats. My god they were so good! They are gone. Also I started a new 60 day 1k calorie diet today. You'll need this info for the book if the replicator works 😉

        Thanks

        OP is a thinker and most of the replies are trying to discourage him. Why are people like this. Everything we have is the result of someone thinking of a new idea. Like when Europeans isolated all the elements, or when Europeans invented steam power, or when Europeans discovered the fundamentals of electromagnetism, or when Europeans discovered genetics, rocketry, jet engines, internal combustion engines, telescopes, lenses, microscopes, and many other wonderful things.

        OP is clearly a European and should be treated with respect.

        True I do have European ancestors, but I'm a burger.

        Leftover food is better used as compost or animal feed. Don't turn it into charcoal. Why would you waste potato starch on making temporary plates if
        a) normal plates work just fine
        b) paper plates can be used
        c) many dishes can get by without plates?

        I just want a food replicator, but we don't have the transporter tech to do it molecularly, so I'll just do it kind of analog. Also all the Trek style replicators I saw also made the plate. Think of it this way, no dishwasher needed if we just destroy the plate every time! Besides the carbon and potato starch might be useful down the road for making the food.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >but I'm a burger.
          the only REAL europeans, if you discount europe, australia, new zealand, canada, argentina, south africa, rhodesia, australia, antarctica, russia, and yuro expat countries around the world.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gentlemen. gentlemen, don't be so harsh on OP, after all, he just invented Bitcorn.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wood charcoal is a mutagen.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP is a thinker and most of the replies are trying to discourage him. Why are people like this. Everything we have is the result of someone thinking of a new idea. Like when Europeans isolated all the elements, or when Europeans invented steam power, or when Europeans discovered the fundamentals of electromagnetism, or when Europeans discovered genetics, rocketry, jet engines, internal combustion engines, telescopes, lenses, microscopes, and many other wonderful things.

    OP is clearly a European and should be treated with respect.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >and most of the replies are trying to discourage him
      99.999% of people who post here with an "idea" have no idea what they are doing and will never get beyond the "asking stupid questions on PrepHole" phase.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Asking stupid questions is really the first part of it. The second part is more work. Find something to test. I'm just really curious if potato starch can bind to wood charcoal at oven temps. If it can then we can automatically make plates!

        >I just want to go on the record and say I have nothing against bowls. Bowls are great for soup, mashed potatoes, even spaghetti. I do like using bowls more than plates. But you got to start somewhere. So I'm sorry bowls.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got chat-gpt working the problem.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Im intrigued. Are you actually going to put fricking charcoal in the oven?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's stupider ideas out there

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >There's stupider ideas out there
        We specialize in stupid ideas pal.

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