Have you pictured yourself covered in yummy just-melting real butter and maple syrup recently? Get the fork and knife poised, because if you 3D print your batter — and your images — just right, that could be in your epicurean future.
Not only is 3D printing by way of the UK’s Kinneir Dufort shaking up Sunday morning breakfast a little, it’s changing the face of the pancake industry — to that of yours and your loved ones. That makes serving up some flapjacks a lot more fun. And 3D printing and pancakes, surprisingly, couldn’t go together more easily, as what would be the heated print bed simply serves as a griddle, with the 3D printer doling out the batter.
Pancake art and 3D printing are becoming a bit more popular, as we’ve reported on recently. With 3D design and 3D printing becoming more applicable to many aspects of daily life, and the 3D printer becoming not only more of a household item but something that can actually produce household items, we are seeing a number of creative processes happening not only in the kitchen — but also in terms of ‘smartening’ up and running the household, from food to 3D printed accessories for your appliances, coordination with Arduino software and the Internet of Things, and more. … (read more)