It's basically a scientific fact that pancakes painstakingly shaped like Mickey Mouse, or stars, or letters spelling out your name taste 1,000% better than boring, circular pancakes. That's why a new pancake printing machine -- with the ability to make custom pancakes designed on a computer -- is an engineering marvel, if not a breakfast miracle.
The pancake printer, dubbed the "Pancake CNC Machine" by its creators, was designed by a group of students at Olin College of Engineering outside of Boston, according to a report by The Boston Globe. As demonstrated in the video above, the machine takes images designed on a computer -- like a sailboat -- and prints them out as pancakes onto a griddle with incredible precision. The genius device, which the students designed for their Principles of Engineering class, took nine weeks to finish and a small budget of just $250 to produce. Oh, and as you can imagine, it involved eating a crapload of pancakes.