High-tech food fun with the PancakeBot


From the Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All Files, comes the PancakeBot.

What started off as bit of a challenge thrown down by his daughters has turned into an obsession for Norway-based Miguel Valenzuela. After showing his girls an article about a British designer who created a scale model of a pancake stamping machine out of Lego, Miguel was swiftly encouraged to do like-wise.


It took six months, but Miguel finally created the first version of the PancakeBot. A creature which can whip up some rather amazing pancake creations, making the user look like quite the pancake chef. A YouTube video of the machine went viral, and his creation ended up at the World Maker Faire in New York City, where it drew a sizeable crowd.

Last year Miguel tinkered further with his tasty technological wonder, and designed a non-Lego version (pictured at the top of the post). He continues to strive for a better design, and is using the PancakeBot in after school programs, in a bid to teach children the finer details of engineering, robot building and programming. The bonus? The pancakes, of course!


If you’re scientifically-minded, the instructions for the Lego PancakeBot are available to download for free. If you’re a bit of a pancake connoisseur, have a look at this brilliant Pancake Plate, and the amazing pancake creations (which are created freehand) from Jim’s Pancakes that we featured previously.

(via The Kids Should See This)

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