Video: PancakeBot prints out out Star Wars flapjacks

Atmel | Bits & Pieces


The force awakens you for breakfast with some 3D-printed pancakes.

As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, shouldn’t you start it off right? Why have a boring bowl of cereal or an Eggo waffle when you could have customized pancakes that would impress the likes of Yoda? Norway-based breakfast food enthusiast and Maker Miguel Valenzuela has now paid homage to two of the most iconic Star Wars characters, Boba Fett and R2-D2, using his incredibly-popular PancakeBot.

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As previously featured on Bits & Pieces, the latest iteration of the machine is comprised of an acrylic body packed with Adafruit motor shields, an Arduino Mega (ATmega1280), two stepper motors, a pair of belt drives and a vacuum pump. The improved PancakeBot could be programmed to draw out any flapjack design, whether that’s a rocket ship, a Spider Man mask, the Maker Faire robot, or a portrait of President Obama. The printer simply squirts batter onto a hotplate so…

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