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Wallace & Gromit-Style Machine Turns Freshly-Laid Eggs Into Pancakes In 1 Min
By Anthea Quay, 08 Feb 2013
Inspired by Aardman’s cartoon animation film Wallace & Gromit—in which Wallace is always inventing Rube-Goldberg-like contraptions—British free-range egg brand The Happy Egg Company joined forces with a team of four designers to create a machine that turns freshly-laid eggs into pancakes in just a minute.
The aptly-named ‘Pancake-omatic’ is constructed out of a wide array of household objects—such as an old-style wind-up gramophone, an electric whisk, and a nest throne for the hen to lay her eggs.
The device takes the cue from the hen: when she lays her egg, it starts the machine in motion to create a chain reaction, and would cook a hot and fresh pancake.
Pancake-omatic took the designers more than 200 hours to build, and another 100 hours to test—but is completed just in time for Shrove Tuesday, or ‘Pancake Day’ (Mardi Gras in the US).
Unfortunately, the device will not be mass-produced, even though it leaves us all wanting one—but it will go on display at the Design Museum later this month.
Watch the fascinating contraption at work below:
[via Daily Mail]
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