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article imageIntroducing the PancakeBot

By Owen Weldon     May 27, 2014 in Technology
A father in Norway has built a 3D printer, dubbed the PancakeBot, that can make pancakes. He built the device out of Legos.
According to DailyMail, Miguel Valenzuela, from Oslo, has been touring the country showing school children how the PancakeBot works, and he has made his plans for his invention available on the internet.
Valenzuela writes on his website that the printer has two stepper motors, and two belt drives that control the batter's location, as well as he batter dispenser unit, which controls the batter.
According to ABC, Valenzuela's invention was inspired by his two daughters. He said that his while he was reading an article, one of his daughters asked him what he was doing. He said that he told her that he was reading about a guy who used Legos to make a Pancake stamping machine. He continued to say that his daughter got excited and told her sister that he was going to make a pancake machine with Lego.
Valenzuela said he didn't want to let his daughter down, so he started to develop his PancakeBot. In 2012, a video of his device went viral online, and that is when he and his family decided to bring it to NYC, to the World Maker Faire.
Valenzuela said that he is currently working on patent details for the commercial version of the printer. He went on to say that he is hoping that the PancakeBot will make its way to classrooms and after school programs to inspire people.
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