PancakeBot 3D-Prints Your Flapjacks In Any Design You Want


That Darth Vader Pancake Maker is awesome. Problem is, it only makes Darth Vader pancakes and even the mighty Sith Lord can get boring after a while. If you want endless creativity with your morning cakes, ditch that single-purpose appliance and pick up the PancakeBot instead.

A 3D printer for pancakes (really), it can automatically make flapjacks in any design you like. Want a robot pancake? Not a problem. How about a pancake that looks like pizza? Yes, please. A pancake in the likeness of your favorite comic book character? If you can make the design, it can be done.

Unlike regular 3D printers, you don’t need 3D modeling skills to create designs for the PancakeBot. Since you’re making flat cakes, you’re designing in 2D anyway, so it should be a whole lot simpler to get creative-looking pancakes every day of the week. It comes with its own software for fashioning your own designs, with plenty of pre-made designs available for download from the website, so you don’t even have to bother making your own.

The PancakeBot has a build area that’s actually a removable, non-stick griddle, so it will cook the batter as soon as it lands onto the hot surface. Batter is extruded from a container at the top, which is held on an arm that travels along the build area. Instead of being hooked up to a computer, it comes with an SD card slot, so all you have to do is save the design on a card and pop it into the slot for printing.

Available now, the PancakeBot is priced at $299.

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