Thursday, February 7, 2013

A pancake making Rube Goldberg machine

Let`s face it Rube Goldberg machines are awesome. Not only are they fun to look at but they represent real engineering challenges. This is the pancake-omatic, it took around 200 hours to make and add another 100 hours for testing the thing. What does it do you ask? Well make pancakes of course!

From the happy egg company:

Happy eggs has linked up with a team of designers to create a Wallace & Gromit-style device that makes pancakes from eggs laid just minutes before. The cracking contraption takes its cue from a free range hen laying an egg to set in motion a chain reaction that makes the world's freshest pancake.

The Pancake-omatic took a team of four design engineers more than 200 hours to construct and a further 100 to test. The device which will go on display at the Design Museum later this month, uses a wide selection of household objects including an old-style gramophone and an electric whisk and features a luxury nest throne for the hen to lay her egg in - we think it's the best invention to eat the most delicious pancakes!

At the happy egg co, we believe that happy hens lay the most tasty eggs, that's why we provide our hens with loads of space to run, logs and grass to forage, and even thrones when we get a chance! This way, we ensure that they benefit from the highest standard of welfare - the best of the best of free-range!

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