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  • O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

    Then I thought I could be laughing all the way to the bank.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...rce=newsletter
    David

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    Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

    Scotty beam me up for some of those pancakes!

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    • #3
      Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

      Kickstarter is a neat concept, I wish I'd have thought of it. But it isn't an investment, you don't necessarily buy into ownership of the project. For example, I think on this one all you'd get for your $2k donation is a PancakeBot with a plaque on it. Not sure what these will retail for, but I don't see many selling at $2k/machine.

      Another example is this watch on Kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...FQsAaQodIqoAnA

      Basically for you donation of $91 USD, you get one of their watches. For your donation of $165 USD, you get 2 of their watches. I've never heard of them before, and all you can do is take their word on the quality. $91 isn't a bad price if you consider how much a Tag or even a Tissot watch is, but you can get a lot of quartz watches for less than that (like a Fossil, which is a nice looking and well made watch).
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      • #4
        Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

        Originally posted by mattsk8 View Post
        Kickstarter is a neat concept, I wish I'd have thought of it. But it isn't an investment, you don't necessarily buy into ownership of the project. For example, I think on this one all you'd get for your $2k donation is a PancakeBot with a plaque on it. Not sure what these will retail for, but I don't see many selling at $2k/machine.

        Another example is this watch on Kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...FQsAaQodIqoAnA

        Basically for you donation of $91 USD, you get one of their watches. For your donation of $165 USD, you get 2 of their watches. I've never heard of them before, and all you can do is take their word on the quality. $91 isn't a bad price if you consider how much a Tag or even a Tissot watch is, but you can get a lot of quartz watches for less than that (like a Fossil, which is a nice looking and well made watch).
        Oh no not an investment. Think you mistake what its about, most will know it basically a preorder system, I haven't seen any projects that say your investing. But like anything of this nature you are taking a risk of either loosing money or getting something that is not up to expectations.
        Idk, but this one seams to be off to a good start, seeing how many have been preordered... That's another risk... Heard about some products that are way behind delivery as they get a lot more ordered then expected.
        David

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        • #5
          Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

          OK, so when I saw the fact that they've already skyrocketed WAAAY past their original goal of $50,000, and are at $300,000+ I was just baffled and laughing at the same time.

          But then I realized I was looking at it wrong. If you picture this for home use; it's hilarious. If you picture it in a restaurant kitchen, you're like, "OF COURSE! It's brilliant!" On the other hand, I don't understand how you could possibly have your pancake design cook evenly, given how fast pancakes cook on a griddle, and the time it takes to move around on a CNC.
          Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

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          • #6
            Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

            Now a restaurant can charge $10+ for 1 custom designed (by you) pancake. Not to bad considering it could pay itself off in a few months and make a good profit margarine (PUN INTENDED) from then on.

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            • #7
              Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

              Butter be careful with those puns.
              "We are just statistics, born to consume resources."
              ~Horace~, 65-8 BC

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              • #8
                Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

                I always expect my pancakes to be 4.000 +/-.005

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                • #9
                  Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

                  Originally posted by Tin_Ears View Post
                  Butter be careful with those puns.

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                  • #10
                    Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

                    Originally posted by Paul Carmody View Post
                    OK, so when I saw the fact that they've already skyrocketed WAAAY past their original goal of $50,000, and are at $300,000+ I was just baffled and laughing at the same time.

                    But then I realized I was looking at it wrong. If you picture this for home use; it's hilarious. If you picture it in a restaurant kitchen, you're like, "OF COURSE! It's brilliant!" On the other hand, I don't understand how you could possibly have your pancake design cook evenly, given how fast pancakes cook on a griddle, and the time it takes to move around on a CNC.
                    Exactly my thinking also, must be resultant owners buying them.
                    Though without any load a belt driven CNC can be incredibly quick. Think I have mine setup for 600 ipm, but I've Seen them at 1900 or more, of course you have the remp speeds to consider.
                    David

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                    • #11
                      Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

                      What the
                      "We are just statistics, born to consume resources."
                      ~Horace~, 65-8 BC

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                      • #12
                        Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

                        Originally posted by Tin_Ears View Post
                        What the
                        No, those are raisins in that pancake.

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                        • #13
                          Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

                          Originally posted by mike s View Post
                          No, those are raisins in that pancake.
                          Rabbit raisins?
                          "We are just statistics, born to consume resources."
                          ~Horace~, 65-8 BC

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                          • #14
                            Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

                            Only if this thing can print pancakes, and small buns, as in bunnys.

                            Who called pancakes Hotscakes?

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                            • #15
                              Re: O.T. at first I thought what a joke...

                              And the answer is, Lisa Douglas of Green Acers

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