3D Pancake Printer

PancakeBot Software / Credit: PancakeBot
PancakeBot Software / Credit: PancakeBot

It’s because of these types of stories that I love running this site. Technology in itself is amazing. What the human mind can accomplish is inspiring. However it’s when technology is applied to other forms of art to create something completely novel where the magic really happens. For example, technology applied to medicine has saved many lives. Technology applied to entertainment has created some amazing video games. In this case, technology has been applied to one of the things every human being likes: food.

Hence to our topic, the creation of the PancakeBot. In basic terms, the PancakeBot is a 3D printer but with pancake batter instead of printing ink. The printer comes with a tracing software, compatible with both Mac and Windows, that allows you to either make your own image or upload one to the printer. The pancake printer will then spit out an identical pancake copy of the image. Dye can even be added to make the pancakes more colorful.

PancakeBot Software / Credit: PancakeBot
PancakeBot Software / Credit: PancakeBot

The PancakeBot was created by Miguel Valenzuela and posted on Kickstarter or crowd funding. The goal to reach was of $50,000. The project has racked up $185,000 so far. The expected cost to the public for the PancakeBot will be $300, but you can purchase it now, through Kickstarter, for about $180.

Watch a demo video of the PancakeBot below: