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.
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 that, once the pancakes are done extruding, they’re ready to eat.
Now, Valenzuela has developed a new version of the printer and has partnered with StoreBound to bring PancakeBot to kitchens throughout the world via Kickstarter. Stay tuned for the upcoming campaign! In the meantime, watch some fantastic flapjack magic below.