There are lots of people out there who enjoy the process of baking tasty treats just as much as they enjoy eating those treats. But sometimes you just want to eat a cupcake without going through the hassle of baking.
With the pandemic raging on, you probably want to avoid going to your local bakery to purchase fresh cupcakes. That leaves only one option: spend an absurd amount of time building a complex machine that is capable of automatically baking and decorating cupcakes for you on demand. That’s exactly what YouTuber Skyentific has achieved with his Arduino-controlled cupcake robot.
There are plenty of other food-making robots out there, but this one is impressive in both the quality of its construction and its capabilities. It handles the entire cupcake production process, from dispensing premixed batter to decorating the cooked cupcakes with frosting. Many of the principles here are similar to those behind 3D printer and CNC machine design, just with the axes rearranged completely. The robot is setup in an assembly line style, with multiple stations along the horizontal axis. The first station contains a microwave oven, the second station dispenses batter, and the third and fourth stations apply […]
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