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PancakeBot Now Available for Pre-Order! Fancy Printed Pancakes Direct from the Build Plate to the Breakfast Plate

by • March 8, 2016 • No Comments

trex1Apparently yesterday was National Pancake Day, and I missed it. I’m not elated of this – particularly since it was the tenth anniversary, it appears. IHOP begined the holiday in 2006 as a way to raise money for charity, but I’ve in fact never heard of it until now. I may have been getting a free stack of pancakes each year and I didn’t understand it. It does not assist that I’ve always been dreadful at createing pancakes myself. I try to flip them too early, and they fall apart, or I wait too long and they burn, or I pour the batter too thickly so that they burn on the edges and don’t cook properly in the middle – it’s pathetic, quite.

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[Image: Miguel Valenzuela via Facebook]

Maybe I should invest in a PancakeBot. The 3D pancake printing device been evolving since 2010, when civil engineer Miguel Valenzuela, inspired by a pancake stamping device he read of in Make: magazine, decided to manufacture his own pancake machine for his two daughters. He cobbled together a device turn it intod of Legos, named it PancakeBot, and displayed it at the World Maker Faire in New York. The machine was met with a excellent deal of enthusiasm, unsurprisingly, as there seem to be quite few folks in the world who don’t like pancakes. Valenzuela and so turn it intod a additional high end, non-Lego option of the pancake machine and signed an agreement with product advancement company StoreBound to bring PancakeBot to market.

After a wildly great resultsful Kickbeginer campaign that raised $460,584 (after an original goal of $50,000), PancakeBot is officially for sale – for the quite reasonable price of $299.99. Right now just pre-orders are being taken, but shipping should begin this month. It was not long ago exhibited at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, where it was, of course, a hit.

Many folks I understand have memories of their parents attempting to manufacture pancakes in special shapes, to varying degrees of great results. About the many astounding turn it into I’ve seen is a Mickey Mouse head with disturbingly lopsided ears, but the PancakeBot allows for all parents and other would-be pancake artists to turn it into a few attractive, complicated turn it intos, consume with shading. Simply turn it into your turn it into on your desktop, load it onto an SD card, and and so plug it into the PancakeBot, that can and so extrude your pre-mixed batter onto the printing device’s “create plate,” or griddle, in the form of a delicious work of art.

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Employing PancakeBot’s free Pancake Painter software, compatible with Mac and Windows, turn it intos can be drawn by hand or imported of photos – meaning that yes, you can print and eat your own face. The PancakeBot website in addition offers several uploadable turn it intos such as animals, cartoon characters, and each printing device manufacturer’s favourite turn it into, the Eiffel Tower. You can actually print your favourite – or very least favourite – politician, presumably so you can vent a few of your political frustration with a fork.

redbotPancakeBot can be ordered either in black or bright cherry red. It is effortless to assemble and disassemble, with a removable, non-stick griddle and a BPA-free batter dispenser bottle. The printing surface is a somewhat great dimensions, at 17.5″ x 8.25″. PancakeBot’s website is full of assistful tutorials of how to assemble and use the printing device, as well as several troubleshooting guides. The system looks to be quite streamlined so that it should be swift and effortless to get your pancakes of create plate to breakfast plate – although, to my disappointment, you yet have to do the pancake flipping by hand. Is this a machine that you require? Discuss in the 3D Printed Pancakes forum over at 3DPB.com.