Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1199 (1:41:09)

Dick DeBartolo

This week's gadget is the Pancake Bot. Using Lego Minestorm and two ketchup bottles, the inventor of the Pancake Bot created a computer controlled app on the iPad to draw out and 3D print Pancakes! He took the idea to kickstarter and raised nearly a half million dollars! By using a combination of compressed air and a vacuum, the Pancake Bot controls where the batter is dispensed. Onboard controls let you fine-tune the dispensing of the batter as it glides over the griddle. Suggested retail price mentioned at the show was $299.00.

Here’s how it all began: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aux0ZQJVBk

A later prototype in action: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1853707494/pancakebot-the-worlds-first-pancake-printer/description