Automatic muffin maker

[Jerome] sent in this awesome Muffin maker (yes, muffins) that [Carl Boucher] and [Dominic Dussault] built for [Carl]‘s final project in his Industrial Electrical Technician program. No real technical details, just some tasty inspiration. If you prefer cookies, you might want to check out fabbing with Nutella.


  1. Ortzinator says:

    rip muffin man

  2. nahtical says:

    This brings back memories of the Dexter’s Lab episode where his dad is the Muffin King. Anyone else remember it? (I assume even the older guys here have seen Dexter’s Lab)

  3. eraser says:

    For nahtical:
    Muffin man dexters lab.

  4. Jack says:

    This is whats so cool about engineers.

    Hey, I want some muffins. What should I do? I know, I am going to spend the next 4 months building an automated machine that can make them for me!

  5. }{itch says:

    Give a man a muffin and he shall eat for a day

    Teach a man how to make a muffin and he shall eat for the rest of his life.

    Teach an engineer how to make a muffin and they will build a machine to make muffins for everyone! and muffin partys and much drinking will ensue.

  6. Zydeco says:

    It needs a multithreaded controller program. It’s wasting time when it hast to wait until one paper cup is filled before picking the next one.

  7. Jerome Demers says:


    I agree with you but they made this projet with there own personnal money. There are plenty of things they could of improved. They still need something complex to have challenge.

  8. Zach says:

    You don’t know happy you made my muffin-crazed friend… he’s ecstatic!

  9. OH MY GOD… This is the best post….. EVER! I’m going to have to re-make this, and document it in a step-by-step format… this is just too awesome.

    (I’m zach’s friend, if you were wondering)

  10. Manuel says:

    Awesome work! These technicians did this from scratch, with very very low budget (don’t expect multithread from a 100$ PLC!).

    Congrats to them!

  11. Wolf says:

    to #10:

    Technically speaking, you could do it pretty easily with a 50 cent pic, and a couple of transistors and relays, though the coding would be a bit more intensive.

  12. Jerome Demers says:



    He study in industrial electric, they did not learn PIC. I have finish my course in Embedded system (TSO) at the same college.

    We have learn PICs!! :D Yes they could of done this in C. HAHA

    TSO power!!!

  13. Vada Doegg says:

    Bad news people,I’ve just heard that Dexter (Michel C.Hall) has been dignosed with cancer but is nothing big the doctors think it’s treateble.

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