Fablab Aachen @ Fabacademy

Group Assignment

Week 09 + 11: Making a machine project

This week we got the following tasks:

  • Make a machine, including the end effector, build the passive parts and operate it manually.
  • Automate your machine. Document the group project and your individual contribution.


We had a brainstorming session on what kind of machine we want to build. We ended up with some more artistic ideas and began narrowing it down to based on how much we liked the idea and how feasible it is.
We ended up with the thought: "We want to create a pankace art machine"

The Idea and Inspiration

Pancake art is the a fun and playful way of preparing your breakfast with an artistic twist. Based on how long the batter is on the pan the batter gets darker. This is then used to create greyscale images (or brownscale). We though about building a machine which can create this pancakes for you to have a fun and delighting morning every day.

Concept Draft - The UltiCrêper

The natural flow of prototyping

Back to the drawing board . . .