3-D printers are cool, there's no doubt about it. But researchers and designers at Kinneir Dufort may have just made the 3-D printing world a whole lot tastier.
Their next-gen 3-D printer combines facial recognition, a hot plate and a healthy amount of pancake batter to create pancakes in man's image. That's right, the Bristol-based team has developed a machine that can put your face on a pancake.
Bronwen Rolls, a member of the 3-D face pancake team, spoke with the Daily Mail about what humanity hath wrought:
All of the 3D printing of food will be possible soon; we are just dipping our toes in the water in relation to the capabilities,' explained Bronwen Rolls from Kinneir Dufort. We can create the software, we could create final product eventually, but at this moment we are very much at the conceptual stages.
Our next field of interest is how we can take chocolate and sugar and work with them as they are potentially a more interesting candidate to work with as they could yield greater structural qualities. Why stop at the pancake and faces, we could one day print chocolate forms of whole heads?'