Ever tried to make a gingerbread house? You probably failed the first time, or at least there was too much frosting or crooked edges. Well, it turns out there’s a more technologically advanced way of taking care of this problem: Johan von Konow designed the building using CAD and manufacture it using laser cutters. Johan explained on his blog that he wanted to create an accurate, miniature 3D representation of his delightful summer house—out of gingerbread. So he threw the plans into a Computer Aided Design (CAD) program, and then cut the panels to make the house from slabs of gingerbreads using a 50-watt laser engraver.
The problem? The lasers, as he points out:
The biggest problem with the cutting was the smell. Lasers tend to create a lot of smoke, and this one was worse than usual. It was something between burned cake and burned hair… After tasting a piece of the left over we become aware that this house is never going to be eaten!
Alas. At least it’s possible, but of course someone will find a way to work around that, no?