While a quick search on Yelp for the best burritos downtown might have been easier (here’s what we come up with!), a graduate student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Marko Manriquez instead created Burritob0t for his senior thesis, “the world’s first 3d Tex-Mex printer of edible extrusions.”
The machine, which you can see explained in the video above, injects layers of beans, salsa, guacamole, and any other burrito fixings onto a tortilla, in a process he calls digital fabrication, specifically “3D printing.”
“Burritob0t takes a new twist on existing open-sourced digital fabrication,” Manriquez says in the above video. “It’s a way to promote and explore the use of fabrication technologies for culinary, educational, and artistic purposes.”
Manriquez doesn’t have the necessary funding to build Burritob0t, but a Kickstarter campaign is set to go live in July.