PancakeBot 2.0 is the second version of the first pancake-making robot. The product line itself, originally a Kickstarter product, is the world’s first 3D food printer that can produce pancakes in any design by automatically dispensing the batter. In short, it’s a pancake printer that gives you an unlimited number of designs and includes very user-friendly PC software that powers the design of each flapjack you make.
Inventor Miguel Valenzuela dreamed of inventing the PancakeBot by using LEGO to make a pancake machine for his two young daughters. He got the idea from an article in Make Magazine, describing a pancake stamping machine constructed from LEGOs. As a result, PancakeBot was born.
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PancakeBot 2.0 is a 3D printer that produces whatever design you like – in pancake form. It prints on a non-stick griddle and comes with a temperature dial, and the batter dispenser is easy to clean.
It will improve your breakfast experience and make you laugh a lot.
The PancakeBot 2.0 is pretty easy to run. It just takes a few steps:
- Use the software to draw a pancake shape or select a pattern from the PancakeBot website.
- Load the template file on the SD card and insert it into the printer slot.
- Create your favorite pancake batter mix, turn on the griddle, fill the bottle, and watch the PancakeBot go to work to make a fun pancake.
- Wait a few minutes to cook on one side of the pancake, then turn it over and cook until it’s brown on both sides.
Although the printer may seem to take up a lot of space, it’s collapsible, making storing a menial job. All you need to do is disassemble a few items, and the PancakeBot 2.0 is ready to be stored in your pantry or cupboard.
Since the whole machine weighs just under 14 pounds, it’s not too heavy to cart around. It’s perfect for small rooms, houses, or studios, so it’s not going to be a hassle to out away when it’s needed and put away until the next time.
Lots of Designs
Now that you have limitless pancake power, what do you have to do with it? If you’re overwhelmed by design ideas, there’s no need to worry about it.
PancakeBot has a website (pancakebot.com) where you can browse and select from over 100 different designs.
Unlike paper ink, there are a number of factors when “printing” a pancake batter on a hot griddle. The batter itself, particularly its viscosity, is the biggest variable of all. The heavier the batter, the more pressure is required to force it out of the nozzle. But unlike when you’re dispensing batter from a squeeze bottle yourself, the PancakeBot doesn’t know when the batter is having trouble coming out. It’ll just keep going, leaving a sad trail of emptiness behind.
Conversely, if the batter is too thin, it’ll pour out too much, and flood any details you were trying to achieve. Thankfully, there’s a dial you can use to modulate the pressure, arrows to control the speed, and a dial for controlling the heat on the griddle. Be prepared to use these like a maestro, and be prepared for a lot of trial and error.
Should Get Your Own PancakeBot 2.0?
Absolutely! There is no denying that this gadget is out-of-the-box, fun, and revolutionary. It’s been turning heads, piquing the interest of techies and foodies featuring in blogs, websites, and magazines.
It has become a popular gift-worthy item and can be found on retailers’ shelves both in-store and online marketplaces like Amazon.