Pancake Day, also called Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras (which is French for "Fat Tuesday"), is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. It's called so due to the tradition of eating pancakes on the day. This tradition comes from a time where any remaining rich foods were eaten on the day before Lent to use them up, and fasting begins.
One of the first projects that promised 3D food for this Pancake Tuesday is this 3D printer. It was successfully introduced on Kickstarter. According to the company, their product is a 3D pancake printer, named PancakeBot. The 3D printer will be an open capsule model, meaning the consumer prepares and places fresh ingredients into PancakeBot and the machine will do the rest. They say that the printer is capable of printing all types of real, fresh, nutritious pancakes, from savory to sweet.
Pancake designs can be loaded onto the PancakeBot via SD card. Users can make their own pancake designs with the included software or browse through their online community .
One of the more interesting and new areas of 3D printing is printed food. While we might not be very far from kitchen machines that rapidly produce our wildest, most delicious dreams with the push of a button, 3D printed food has a more strategic advantage that could help reduce global warming and humanity’s growing dilemma of low natural resources.
What do you think about 3D printed Pancakes for this Pancake Tuesday ?