Pancake crane from a pancake master

Pancakes are awesome just being their lovely fluffy selves, but others have found that they can also be a great way to express yourself as well. Here on Instructables we've seen them made in cool shapes and printed on, but the site Jim's Pancakes takes it to a whole new level with all sorts of creations Jim makes for his daughter like the crane below. Great stuff. Jim's Pancakes via neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


WAFFLES VS. PANCAKES

What's better waffles or pancakes the all time breakfast debate!!!

Posted by REDNEK777 10 years ago


Mythbusters - How to pancake a car Video

A great video of the mythbusters team firing a two-stage rocket sledge into a car in an attempt to pancake it :PAt the point of impact the sledge was traveling at 650mph !!The car doesn't really get pancaked, it just kinda... disintegrates, which is completely awesome.

Posted by =SMART= 9 years ago


Is it possible for someone to be videogenic?

I see people in photos, they look nice, you see the same person, in a few videos, some are good, some just, eh. Can someone be or not be Videogenic? Oh yeah, i made Pancakes! and bacon today. In August, i always end up making crepes and Pancakes! for some reason; there is also certain words i always put an exclamation mark after. Pancakes! Chicken Salad! Yes! Also, i only put that so i can put this image.

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


Pancake Coil

Hello, I was going to try building an old Tesla "Pancake" Coil, and then write an instructable for it. (please don't steal my idea!) Does anyone have any information or building techniques at all that they can give me to help? The Pancake coil is just a Tesla Coil that has a flat secondary, as well as a flat primary. Tesla used it in his early radio and wireless power transmission research. The primary circuit should be pretty much the same as a conventional Tesla Coil. But I am a bit confused as to how to build the secondary. A few questions I have: What wire gauge should I use (I'm pretty sure that Tesla didn't use magnet wire for this)? How do I determine the space in between the turns? (more to come) I realize that most people don't build these kinds of coils anymore, and therefore most people probably won't be able to answer my questions or give me any info; I'd just thought that I would try and see if any one could. It would help me a lot. Thank you.

Posted by ElectricUmbrella 9 years ago


Odd Chef

There was a chef I saw one TV once who does some original things with food, for instance, he made a pizza that looks like a chocolate cake. He also pureed pancakes into a liquid, and then put them on below zero plates to re-solidify them when serving. But now, I can't figure out how to find him. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


American Maker Tomorrow

Just a reminder to go check out the [American Maker Event] in Chicago tomorrow. It promises to be a lot of fun and it has been announced that it will be hosted by the venerable Mister Jalopy. Also, be sure to say hi to Bilal! who will be silk screening pancakes, showing off his homemade laser cutter and handing out some Instructables robot stickers.(check back here for event pictures)

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


Banana Split on a Stick, Bamboo Bicycle, Cardboard Coffee Table

  Banana Split on a Stick Bamboo Bicycle Cardboard Coffee Table String Art Necklace Oatmeal Pancake Perforated Pizza Peel Stargate Gong Build a One Sheet Boat Machine Your Own Guitar Lacy Un-Mentionables EL Levitation Wand Exploded Photo Collage Install a Bamboo Floor Easy Bike Trailer Hitch Survive Zombies with Tea

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


The Gluten-Free Contest is starting Monday, August 26th!

We want to see all your best gluten free recipes - especially well-loved and everyday recipes! Gluten free pancakes, gluten free cakes, gluten free bread, gluten free cookies, etc. :D We've got a great programmable slow cooker up for grabs as well as some books and kitchen accessories. Check out the official Gluten-Free Contest page and get brainstorming!

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago


Mother's Day Instructables

Mother's Day is this Sunday and in case you need some last-minute project to make your Mom happy we've compiled a list of Instructables that you can use. Some take just a few minutes while others can take a little over an hour. Mother's Day Flower Make a flower that will never wilt. Sneakerdoodles (Snickerdoodles)Say how much you care with these super-sweet cookies. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip CookiesThese chewy cookies are easy to make and will definitely impress her. Perfect English SconesStart the day right with some classic scones. Be a Mother's Day Breakfast HeroEven if you're terrible in the kitchen, you can use pancake mix and a bag to create some funky pancakes. Chocolate TrufflesMoms love chocolate, 'nuff said. Orange Clove Pomander (air freshener)This is an easy and classy way to infuse the room with a pleasant scent. Photo CubePrint out some famly photos and cubify them. Sharp Pencil Quality TVPut a series of photos together into a strip for an interactive photo display. Homemade Air FreshenerPrint out some family photos on an inkjet printer and turn them into a super-custom air freshener. Custom Lift-the-Flap BookIf you want to go all out, a personalized lift-the-flap book will be remembered for months to come. Pop-Up 3D messagesPut your Mother's Day message out there in full 3D! Go the extra mile with some decorations and photos around it. Flower Pop-Up CardAnother 3D effect that's easy to pull off and provides a pleasant surprise. Have any other favorite Instructables that would be perfect for a Mother's Day present? Let us know in the comments!

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Potentiometer/Variable resistor with AC advice

I'm a computer store tech who knows how to solder some(but DC stuff only) and who also enjoys cooking, so my ? is: What's the best choice of pot. for use with US household current to actually control the cooking temp of my hotplate? End result is to eliminate the annoying "heat spikes" you get due to lack of a pot. in the design, IE literally everything sold these days turns on at full current/temp until it reaches X temp, basically it's just temporally defined by how far you turn the knob, and your pancakes wind up crispy black around the edges and gooey in the middle  instead of golden brown and amazing all over. I want it to turn on at X current until X temp (like electric frypans/burners did if you're old enough to remember.) All I need to do ( I think) is add a pot/VR into my burner's element  "line" the right way, it already shuts off at X temp just fine. Incidentally, that's the "click" you hear when any home electric cooking device (sold in North America, at least) hits temp or turns on, the temp. control switch thingee connecting. It's NOT a VR/pot, just a pair of electrodes JUST barely touching strapped very tightly to some ceramic discs. It uses thermal expansion of the discs/electrodes to make things just a tiny bit bigger and separate the tiny little electrode spoons  But all that boring geekspeek affects in this configuration as basically just temporal heating, IE no reduction of the amount of heat in my frypan, just the cooking time. Science says if I reduce the amount of electrons flowing thru it just slightly as well,  it'll be colder but still hot and still shut off when it's hot enough. A pot/VR wired in the right way will do exactly that, won't it? After some research I'm thinking something like a 30-50K "B"-taper pot. wired with 2 of 3 traces (https://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-a-Potentiometer-as-a-Variable-Resistor/), I'm looking for a "broad" response range while turning with a tight  "pinch" effect at low end for amazing banana-brown-sugar-pinch-of-nutmeg pancakes with coffee on the tiny balcony/fire escape in the morning but I have no idea how the numbers work for AC currents. Does 120vAC mean a different pot or a diff config/approach altogether? Or should I be looking into AC variable resistors, instead? I know an awful lot about "base" science, enough to get me this far, right, but AC throws me for a loop a lot, and there's a gap in my knowledge/experience, between the basic stuff and how it applies to stuff like my application, I don't get a lot of the numbers/formulas and how to use them.  A VR would the ideal tool here, but they are hard to get in the right form with the electrical qualities I need, whereas pots are usually "turning switches", right?

Posted by MattH68 2 years ago


What do you normally eat for breakfast?

I'm sorry, I just can't stop talking about food. :PI was reading the latest issue of Saveur magazine last night and this morning, and it has to be one of the most interesting things I've ever had the pleasure of reading. It's all about breakfast, which is quite frankly the most important and wonderful meal of the day. The magazine had a number of different articles about what people eat for breakfast all over the world, in addition to recipes for all these magical foods I'd never heard of. :DI typically don't have much time these days between work and school, so my breakfast is usually whole wheat toast with butter and raspberry, orange or apricot preserves, maybe some sunflower butter. I almost always have tea in the morning - I think my favorite is coconut chai at the moment. If I'm really short for time I'll have my standard soy milk and mega fiber hippie cereal. :)If I do have time though, I'll make biscuits and gravy or sometimes Jace will make pancakes. I've only made french toast once with friends, but I'd like to get that going more often. I also really like to heat up different soy sausages and have those with toast and hot cereal. I also like having hot multigrain cereal with apples cut up in it, with cinnamon and honey. That will never get old.So what do you eat for breakfast? I want to know all about it!

Posted by jessyratfink 9 years ago


Fake It, Don't Make It Recipe Contest Winners Announced

Real Simple magazine and Instructables are happy to announce the winners for the Fake It, Don't Make It Recipe Contest!We saw some delicious recipes entered and encourage everyone to see the full group here.Grand PrizeThis winning recipe by trebuchet03 is featured in the December issue of Real Simple. Trebuchet03 also receives a $100 Crate & Barrel Gift Card, a monogrammed Real Simple apron, an Instructables T-shirt, and a year's subscription to Real Simple magazine. How to Make Monkey BreadFirst PrizeThe authors of these winning recipes will receive a $50 Crate & Barrel Gift Card, a monogrammed Real Simple apron, an Instructables T-shirt, and a year's subscription to Real Simple magazine. How to make Gingerbread Pumpkin Whoopie Pie by DMR30 Ravioli with Lobster Cream Sauce by shangrilarcadia Frozen Pumpkin Pie by SteveGerber Easy Dessert Puffs by jmjmcelwee Second PrizeThe authors of these recipes will receive a monogrammed Real Simple apron, a year's subscription to Real Simple magazine, an Instructables T-shirt, and Instructables stickers. HOLIDAY BISCOTTIS by Patricia Stiehr Mint Oreo Chocolate Pudding Pie by aliciak Creme de la Tea by Brennn10 Warm Coffee Cake by beldeen Quik 'n Easy Peach Cobbler by surfergirl French Silk Pie by stef42678 Holiday Fake It: LHS Cornbread Stuffing by debontherocks Savory Biscuits! by mje Pumpkin Pie Dessert Squares by GregDDC Easy Perfect Pancakes by LasVegasJudging was done by Real Simple magazine staff.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


(newsletter) Stay Warm, Dye Your Hair, Water Bottle Bazooka...

Jan 22, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! It's cold up here in the northern areas and we want you to show us some great ways to fight the chill in the Stay Warm Contest. Win a sleeping bag!Reuse and recycle! Show off a clever and useful modification for a plastic bottle in the Tap'dNY Keep the Bottle Contest and win a Voltaic solar-charging backpack!The Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest Round 3 finalists are up! See the 15 entries that have been sent on to Craftsman for final judging! Bottle Butterflies! by shortone Make Signs out of Cardboard! by Creativeman The Bytelight by Kipkay The Lazy Man's Pancake by mightysinetheta View the final 15! Win a Voltaic solar-charging backpack! Dominoes Table by crowdsourced Dye Your Hair a Strange Color by ladyada Make Your Own Bread by pmetro Water Bottle Bazooka by jeff-o Survey: HelpInstructables Survive this Economy! Stay Warm with the Heiny Heater! by jambhack Safety Alarm Clock by dylan2106 Upside Down Hanging Planters by DebH57 Sleep Warm Anywhere by Mother Natures Son Share your best way to fight the cold and win a sleeping bag! Make a new wallet in any colorduct tape you can find Easy DIY Home Automation by Stuart.Mcfarlan Easy Forced-Perspective Wall Art by jjijj Solar Pumped Hydroponic System by Tool Using Animal Copper Fire Log Heater by nepheron Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) Live in a Bus, Auto Fish Feeder, Zippo Tricks...

Sep 4, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The winners of the Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest are posted! Try out some of these awesome new sports! Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something cool in our office! September 11: Mouse mouse; October 2: Intro to Chainmail. RSVP required.Upcoming... Get ready for the biggest and best Halloween contest ever! October will be here soon, so start working on an elaborate costume and creepy decorations! Anything posted since the close of last year's contest is eligible. You can also get a head start on our Faberge Egg Contest (almost here!), where you could win a sound system and have your egg displayed in New York City! HDTV Antenna on a Direct TV mount by arte.sano Build a digital pin-hole camera by richard2nd Screen print your pancakes by lamedust Make a Short Film for $80 by Hermes   Get out and play! Turn 3D Motions Into Sculpture by jftesser Basic Zippo tricks by killerjackalope Make a fossilized Dinosaur Egg by KaptinScarlet Make a pizza oven in your backyard by fritz.bogott Make a Tunnel Book by Doldrum Automatic Aquarium Feeder by paulrobinson Sign Chair by wholman World's Smallest Electronic Shocker! by Plasmana   10 More Instructables to help get ready for class Prescription Goggles for $12 by engineerable Re-use a Schoolbus for Cheap Housing by zim Chuck's No Weld Recumbent Bike by chuckdiesel Dot Matrix Business Card by tomward Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


World Maker Faire 2013 NYC

Sad pup eh? Me too. World Maker Faire 2013 in New York City. I am dissapoint. Only noteable for us is trying out the augmented reality system by Jeri Ellsworth. Instructables did not represent. Autodesk did not represent Instructables. @carlbass The assimilation is complete. #SADROBOT #NOSHIRT. We went to Maker Faire today, I took along Caitlin and her two school buddies.  I knew to input the GPS the coordinates of the offsite parking lot entrance where you get the shuttle bus to the actual Faire entrance. 10 clams at the door. Driving around the park is like GTA. They seemed to have the parking lot better organized with more people to direct cars to open spots and the efficient school bus lady who counted off groups of people to load the buses as soon as they pulled in. I suggest more speed bumps/potholes and sharper turns for the bus drivers to negotiate.  Entry was quick and simple with preprinted tickets - still that extra surcharge for getting them online though.  It was a pleasant surprise that there were some vendors giving out free food samples today.  An applesauce in a resealable space-food pouch and an iced tea drink. On the return trip, the shuttle bus driver begged you not to leave behind litter like those green applesauce pouches and kids.  Which by the way, all in good to set up recycling stations to throw out trash, but why not mark the one for trash, trash, soiled paper cups were thrown in the paper because the one I think for trash had a big list of other things and not trash.  Food vendors seem to have been spread out on the periphery of the grounds so they don't create that big logjam in the center to impede flow to the rest of the areas of the fairground. Prices were still at tourist levels considering the captive audience. Not too many posted prices and if you have to ask, you can't afford it.  They did have some vendor kids throughout hawking cold drinks.  The Beer Garden seemed to be the centerpiece of the Faire.  The play/activity area geared for the younger/toddler set seemed to be expanded and set more apart from the more advanced maker stuff.  We did the inside tour first since it was nice weather to spend the rest of the day outside.  There was the esoteric mix of individual projects. Art and game machines from mounds of electronic discards. Projects and kits looking to launch on kickstarter. And the always hidden in the back room e-textile projects. The upper floor gallery room is always the best because it contains the light up projects, usually from NYU ITP. Jeri Ellsworth had a prototype of her augmented reality glasses.  An interesting project was having cross polarized glasses to see the image on a matched LCD display which no one else can see without the special glasses. One project used the light output from the laptop display to "burn" the secret message image onto one of those glow-in-the dark phosphor sheets. I'm not sure if the pancake-bot made it to the Faire this year. The performance space was closed off. I guess they couldn't book Arc Attack which was there first two years of World Maker Faire. No real Burning Man kind of stuff or major steampunkery. Outside, 3-D printers galore, everyone has one, way too crowded. Hackerspaces showing off their stuff. Giant tent if you want to line up to learn to solder. Coke/Mentos show late in the afternoon. Giant mousetrap show and circus aerial acrobat training rig going on. Giant tent if you want to make a stomp rocket that they shoot off with a compressor.Giant line too. Didn't the Disney imagineers tell them a zigzag snaking line is better for crowd control and keep the customers happy? Didn't see any quadcopters in the air.  Maybe all flights grounded with the recent local fatal accident with an R/C helicopter.  Some kind of go-kart racetrack. Usual stalls of handmade jewelry, t-shirts, soaps, candles, someone had a more detailed ugly doll. Guy with his found object stringed instruments played them well.  Maker Shed shop was the usual. Dark and expensive.  No real discount there. But it brings us back to this.  After what seemed like miles of walking around back and forth. I had to ask information if Autodesk had a booth presence at Maker Faire.  They said yes, back by the 3-D printer village tent.  I think we missed them going through the tent and found them on the outside end. The plywood hut sponsored by Sketchup didn't seem like where the Instructables people were. I was looking for the orange Instructable banner.  Looking to see there were no Robot shirts around, I asked the Autodesk people there, any Instructables people around? No, confused, do you work for Instructables? No, they are not part of my group. Jessy and Camille are not here and will be back soon.  Well, okay, maybe they sent Jessyratfink out as part of her Autodesk peer-recognition award. that would be cool to meet her, Caitlin thought the same, they sent Jessyratfink to Maker Faire?  We wander around to check out the other stuff and come back. Still no sign of Robot shirts.  I ask again and I get sent to a guy who I think is named Jesse.  I think he just happens to be in the Consumer Group who says the other guy Andy is more familiar with Instructables.  They thought they had a box of some instructables stuff, who knows what happened to it.  He did thank us for wearing our Robot shirts though.  Gee, I was hoping there would be some Robot shirts for Caitlin and her friends, at least Robot stickers.  We came to Maker Faire this year as redemption for last year when that Autodesk henchman kicked the crate of shirts under the table when he saw us get close to the booth. Caitlin uses that as an example of "Not nice, Mr. Moustache-man." It disheartens me Instructables seems like some corporate step-child. I can feel the that vibe going on.   I don't think Robot carries brand recognition anymore. No one asked about our Robot shirts as we walked around.  Some hackerspace also uses a yellow robot as their logo. We may pass on Maker Faire next year if there is no need to see any real Instructables staff. Doesn't Randy need to go visit his mom or something?

Posted by caitlinsdad 4 years ago