“Batter not included”: introducing the LEGO Pancakebot
DIY’ers and their LEGO: Miguel Vanenzuela is an American living in Norway. He says that as a graduate of a Bio Resource and Agricultural Engineering program, he has always been excited about engineering and food.
So, inspired by his two daughters, he made a pancakebot (“batter not included”, says the blog) out of Lego, which you can see in action here:
You can make a Pancakebot yourself with Lego NXT 1.0 or 2.0 and a bunch of extra bricks, Miguel explains:
The LEGO version of PancakeBot uses the NXT 2.0 system but also works with the NXT 1.0 software. As a matter of fact, it was originally made using the NXT 1.0 software. Making basic round pancakes is pretty simple with PancakeBot. Drawing different shapes and designs takes a lot more work and even some programming experience.
He’s currently raising money on IndieGogo to take the bot (and the girls) from Norway to the San Mateo Maker Faire. With $ 792 raised, he still has a long way to go to cover the roughly $ 8 k that he needs.
There’s the usual stickers and t-shirts for the funders, but for $ 500, you can have a personal visit from the Pancakebot, provided you or your organization is close to San Mateo.
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