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You’ve heard of that new makeup printer that everyone was talking about a few weeks ago? Well, move over makeup printer. According to The Inquisitr on May 24, the new "PancakeBot" is here and this pancake printer is going to revolutionize your breakfast!

The name for this ingenious pancake printer is a “Pancake Bot.” And, yes, as you may have figured, there’s quite a story behind its production.

“In the fall of 2010 Miguel Valenzuela was reading an article in Make Magazine Volume 2 named ‘Blockheads’ by Bob Parks. In the article, it talked about a British designer named Adrian Marshall who created a scale model of a Pancake Stamping Machine out of LEGO for one of his clients. Miguel told his oldest daughter Lily about the article and Lily turned to her sister and said, ‘Maia! Papa is going to build a pancake machine out of LEGO. And of course, when a 3-year-old tells you to build a pancake machine out of LEGO, you better deliver. Over the next 6 months Miguel tinkered and bricked with different design concepts and eventually came up with version 1 of PancakeBot. He published it on YouTube for some friends and family to see and the video went viral, being featured in Make Magazine, Wired and PC magazine.”

The latest version of this ingenious printer was featured at the Bay Area Marker Fair on May 17. The pancakes produced were in the shape of the Eiffel tower. Eventually, many other shapes will be incorporated. This could turn picky no-breakfast eaters into breakfast aficionados.

So where do you buy one? Well, right now you can’t. If you go to the official web site, though, there are plans so you can build one for yourself. No word is available at this time if the pancake printer will be commercially marketed or not.

So what do you think? Do you like the idea of the pancake printer for turning out 3-D perfect pancakes? And what’s up with these new printers? First makeup printers and now pancake printers? Dare we think of what might come next? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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