Just in time for Halloween parties, the website Instructables has released info on how to turn your own brain MRI scan into a delicious chocolate brain treat for all of your wannabe zombie friends to munch on.
The first step is (obviously) to get an MRI and get your hands on a copy of the scan’s DICOM data. Convert that information into an STL file format (a format used for most 3D Printers) and after cleaning up the image a bit you can ‘print’ yourself a nice model of your brain scan. From there you can create a latex mold of your brain and pour your favorite chocolate in.
Voila! You now have a bite sized version of your own gray matter to chow down on. Obviously not all of us have access to our own MRI machine to make a scan of our brains whenever we feel like so Instructables had provided a copy of their DICOM and STL files for you to use on your own 3D printers. You have those, right?
Either way, it’s a really cool idea that if you can pull it off would make a really great party snack.