This awesome Rube Goldberg machine is called the Happy Eggs’ Pancake-omatic. It makes fresh pancakes using eggs laid by a chicken sitting in a rather fancy chair at the beginning of the contraption. The delightfully complicated device was developed for Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Tuesday, which falls on February 12th this year.
"Inspired by Wallace & Gromit, the cracking contraption takes its cue from a free range hen laying an egg to set in motion a chain reaction that makes the world’s freshest pancake. Commissioned by the happy egg co, the UK’s number one free range brand, The Pancake-omatic took a team of four design engineers more than 200 hours to construct and a further 100 to test. The device, which will go on display at the Design Museum later this month, uses a wide selection of household objects including an old-style gramophone and an electric whisk and features a luxury nest throne for the hen to lay her egg in.”