Pump failure during the second print!
We are sad to announce that while printing one of the donors' names, the pump system on the Pancake Printer broke. Batter leaked through the seal and this let air... Read more
The First Printed Pancakes!
We will be printing the donors names/usernames sometime this or next week and posting the video on Youtube for you to see! The printer is now fully working! Thanks for... Read more
Introducing "Holy Crepe", the First Pancake Printer!
Introducing "Holy Crepe" (Thank you to a generous backer for the creative name!). This is the basic structure, and this and next week will be spent adding motors and getting... Read more
The structure for our Pancake Printer has been ordered! It is due to arrive around April 10th.
Unfortunately, our project will most likely never reach commercial production. As many of... Read more
Funded with $630, awaiting payment processing.
The Pancake Printer has been funded! All we're waiting on now is payment processing, and as soon as that's completed we'll order the 3D printed structure and finish the world's... Read more
$700 Bonus Goal
We are setting a bonus goal for $700, and will reveal the purpose for the extra $200 if or when the bonus goal is reached.
We've reached our goal of $500 with 13 days to spare! Thank you all very much for helping us out. After the 13 days is up, we'll submit the order... Read more
Only 8% to go!
We've reached a big milestone: 92%!! We're a mere $37 away from our goal with 16 days to go. The 3D model is all ready for printing, and the design... Read more
Quick Conceptual Drawing
This is what the machine will look like. The frame and legs will be 3D printed, and the metal sliding arms are already completed. The nozzle will be mounted on... Read more
We are preparing concept art at the moment. Once it's complete we'll release it and everyone can see what the Pancake Printer will look like. We expect to have the... Read more
Complete Redesign - Major Improvements
Today we redesigned the entire printer. A set of ball bearing railings now drive the nozzle flawlessly across the X and Z axes, enabling complete precision. All we're waiting on... Read more
9V Air Pressure Pump at 29 psi
We're now researching pumps and pressure levels, such as this 9V, 29 psi pump. This is most likely the pump we will be using.
Improved Stability and Better Build Quality
We are planning to improve precision by using rails like these instead of the current Lego wheels. The Lego wheels are wobbly and often slip off the track.
Great Progress on 3D Model
The 3D model, seen here in an online model viewer, is moving at a fast pace. We've cut down on interior plastic and have thickened the walls to provide support... Read more
Minghua Xie named Business Partner and Sponsor
Minghua Xie has agreed to join our group in pursuit of his business degree as our head business partner. We're discussing hopeful patents and product reveals to companies such as... Read more
Working on a Price Quote to Print
We're working with SCAD in Georgia to figure out a rough cost estimate. We'll need to purchase the print material and a time slot to use their industrial 3D printer.
Contact with 3D Printing Facility
We've made contact with a 3D printing facility willing to print our parts! Hopefully we'll raise the money through this Kickstarter to fund it! We plan to use an industrial-sized... Read more