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Most ants rely on pheromones or scent hormones for path making to and from the ant hill to other locations, as most of them are short sighted or blind. The ants follow scent paths either laid out by another ant or they make their own. Inspired by the idea of the maker blindly following a path laid out by another path maker, this projects explores the concept of 3d printers blindly following the toolpaths guided by the designer, while printing in air, allowing for new paths to emerge in the process.