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The PancakeBot is the world’s first pancake printer capable of automatically dispensing batter directly onto a griddle in the shape of the user's choosing. Design your own pancake masterpiece using the free software or choose from the premade designs at pancakebot.com. A runaway success on Kickstarter, the PancakeBot helps kids and adults explore technology through food.
The simple interface allows you to easily select a design to print from your SD card, pause and restart while printing, and even adjust the pressure of the dispenser to perfect your pancake designs.
The PancakeBot can be conveniently disassembled for storage and the batter dispenser bottle and griddle can be removed for easy cleaning.
Draw your pancake with the PancakePainter software or choose a design from pancakebot.com website.
Load SD card with design files and insert into PancakeBot.
Make your pancake batter, load the bottle, and watch the PancakeBot print your design!
Visit us at pancakebot.com and explore the 100+ pancake designs on the website. Download and print straight from these designs or create and upload your own!
Describe your product in 3 words.
Print Cool Pancakes
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
PancakeBot started off as Miguel Valenzuela's whimsical dream to make a “Pancake Machine” out of LEGO for his two young daughters. One day, Miguel was reading a Make magazine article about a pancake stamping machine made out of LEGO. His 3-year-old daughter, Lily, who was understandably fascinated by the idea, wanted her father to make a pancake invention of his own. Thus, PancakeBot was born. Miguel worked on developing and improving various LEGO designs and printed his first successful pancakes after 6 months. The PancakeBot was first revealed to the public at the World Maker Faire in New York. The response and interest from the public was so great that Miguel decided to build a more advanced version. Fast-forward to 2014, when Miguel displayed an acrylic version of the PancakeBot at both the San Mateo and White House Maker Faire. The public loved it! Inspired by their response, Miguel partnered with StoreBound, a company with the skills and know-how necessary to bring a refined version of the product to market. Together, they have succeeded in introducing the PancakeBot to kitchens around the world.
What makes your product special?
The PancakeBot allows you to “print” out pancakes into just about any design you can imagine. It's easy, REALLY fun, and you don’t need an art degree (or a culinary one) to do it! The PancakeBot is designed to inspire, entertain, and bring out the creativity in both young and old at home and in schools.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
Thanks to the support and contribution of our Kickstarter backers, we've been able to see the evolution of the concept from the lego build all the way up to the production version and awesome website community that we have today. It's been a really fun and rewarding experience.