Two of our students (Devon Brown and James Sabo) were working on a project for our Advanced Additive Manufacturing class.   They were exploring various materials to employ in the DIY 3DP world.   While opening a bag of tortillas, they came across one tortilla with an interesting  image.

If you squint at it just right, you can see the King!

While we all know that Elvis isn’t really dead.

From the movie MIB:

(Agent J): You do know Elvis is dead, right? 
(Agent K): No, Elvis is not dead. He just went home. 

More details forthcoming… 

6 Comments on Calling Elvis, is anybody home…

  1. Kevin says:

    If you can produce one with the Virgin Mary on it you can probably sell it on Ebay for enough to finance your whole department for the next year. 🙂

    Very cool though. Looking forward to the “how it’s made”

    • ganter says:

      We could have (in fact any image) but as not to offend, we picked Elvis as he’s been in the news lately. Perhaps Madonna?

  2. Kevin says:

    If you can produce one with the Virgin Mary on it you can probably sell it on Ebay for enough to finance your whole department for the next year. 🙂

    Very cool though. Looking forward to the “how it’s made”

    • ganter says:

      We could have (in fact any image) but as not to offend, we picked Elvis as he’s been in the news lately. Perhaps Madonna?

  3. Polytech says:

    If the dots were round, I’d say it was laser etched and I have a pretty good idea about how to do it. But since they are squares, it looks like a manufacturer’s die of sorts. No idea why would any manufacturer go through such trouble though.

    Did you guys just run a hot end of an extruder or some such hot protruding part on a CNC router and touched the tortilla 1000 times?

    Kevin: great idea, man! It’s a tried and true financing vehicle with 1000+ years of success track

  4. Polytech says:

    If the dots were round, I’d say it was laser etched and I have a pretty good idea about how to do it. But since they are squares, it looks like a manufacturer’s die of sorts. No idea why would any manufacturer go through such trouble though.

    Did you guys just run a hot end of an extruder or some such hot protruding part on a CNC router and touched the tortilla 1000 times?

    Kevin: great idea, man! It’s a tried and true financing vehicle with 1000+ years of success track