This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.
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! Designed to inspire, entertain, and bring out the creativity in both young and old at home, the PancakeBot is also a product with commercial durability to help your brand make a lasting impression and draw in more customers. From the whimsical dream of Miguel Valenzuela to make a pancake machine out of LEGO for his two daughters, the PancakeBot has evolved into a complete patent pending product capable of creating pancakes like never before.
Their included user-friendly software allows you to design your own pancake by tracing any image right on your computer. From your favorite piece of art or character, a child’s drawing, a product image or your company, or team logo, the software creates the file and the PancakeBot does the rest. As the artist, you control what lines are drawn first, which in turn lets you determine the shading of the pancake. Once you have traced the image, the files can be stored on an SD card allowing you to print the designs you have created at anytime without having to ever re-trace the image.
The PancakeBot uses a patent pending batter dispensing system to “print” the batter onto the included griddle. By using a combination of compressed air and a vacuum, the PancakeBot controls where the batter is dispensed. Onboard controls let you fine tune the dispensing of the batter as it glides over the griddle. You can even incorporate color into your PancakeBot creations by simply adding food coloring to the batter. PancakeBot aims to inspire both young and old to create and have fun with their food as well as develop interests in engineering, art, programming, and food manufacturing through the use of technology. So go ahead and impress your family and friends by printing out their favorite character, animal, team logo or design. Let your imagination run wild and create pancakes almost too good to eat!
As of March 30th, this project has raised around $325,000 of their $50,000 goal. This project only has 10 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $59, you will get your face made into a shape of a pancake. For a pledge of $179, you will get one PancakeBot. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1853707494/pancakebot-the-worlds-first-pancake-printer