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This creation, by Bart and Stef, repurposes a can lid to cut cakes. You can select as many slices as you want and the NXT brick computes the angles.

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


  • http://twitter.com/SquittersTweet Archibald Tuttle

    Love it! The idea to use a can lid to cut is just epic!

  • http://twitter.com/SquittersTweet Archibald Tuttle

    Love it! The idea to use a can lid to cut is just epic!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brent.hannah1 Brent Hannah

    This is brilliantly useless. I love it.

  • Tim Kemp

    Fun; I’ll bet frosting build-up causes some interesting problems.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NTHIU4ZH34K6SONNEDHVNQ276M Baldrick Balls

    Would have saved some time to write the code to cut across the whole cake, index the platter then come back cutting the next slices. Efficiency people! This is cake we’re waiting for.

  • pmdd01

    Your cake cutter is just a copy, exactly the same, of my creation which I have made in 2009 as you can see on the pasquentmax youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXdBEkYzegI