Lego Robot Makes Mickey Mouse Pancakes



When I was a kid I made spaceships and little robots that fell apart when I played with them out of my Lego sets. Now in an ever continuing trend of cool yet useful things people are making with Legos, designer “Mexican Viking” has made a Lego Robot that can make pancakes.


“Ninety-nine percent Lego, 1 percent ketchup bottle.” Pancake Bot is made entirely of Legos with the exception of the Pancake Batter Dispenser Unit that includes a pair of ketchup bottles glued together, an air compressor and, of course, the pancake batter. Pancake Bot is a 3 axis CNC with a moveable bridge driven by a Lego Mindstorms NXT brick. Another brick controls the air compressor. If the two-axis movements of the dispenser makes Pancake Bot seem like a kind of dripping Etch-a-Sketch, that’s because the program used is a variant of Etch-A-NXT. Part of Michael Gasperi’s Extreme NXT, Etch-A-NXT controls two motors to create Etch-A-Sketch-like bi-directional movements.

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If you look closely, even the air compressor is made entirely from lego parts. (the old Lego pneumatics with air cylinder etc.)
He desribes on the website how he did that.
The 3D is impressive, but building an air compressor with Lego is the work of a genius
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