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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:33 PM

Ah, technology. I think I'll wait for the Samsung version.

Heroic man builds Oreo separator machine

http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/1bKoC087q_XHTITg_9Np5w--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA--/A cookie-favoring physicist has created what appears to be the world's first Oreo separator.

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"My Oreo machine is based entirely on my dislike for creme and my preference for cookie," Neevel said in a short video that could easily be mistaken for a "Portlandia" sketch.

The OSM, as Neevel calls it, was constructed of scrap aluminum, wood, a hatchet and floss in a Portland garage.

After the hatchet blade is lowered to split the Oreo, a pair of mechanical arms are dispatched to collect the cookie halves, which are transferred to a router table where the creme is removed.

The electric-powered contraption took about two weeks to build. "It was a big time commitment," Neevel said. "I had to work some long hours—I didn't see my girlfriend or my dog for hours at a time."

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Reply Ah, technology. I think I'll wait for the Samsung version. (Original post)
ashling Feb 2013 OP
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randome Feb 2013 #3
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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:39 PM

1. To get the Samsung version, you'll have to wait for Google to steal the UI from Apple...

...then wait for Samsung to steal the hardware from Apple.

Took them about six months to take what Apple took years to develop, so shouldn't take long.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:49 PM

2. That cream stuff is gross

Powdered sugar, shortening, and a splash of vanilla. Yech.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:56 PM

3. Now if he could just build a moustache-separating device.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:57 PM

4. ............

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:57 PM

5. Let me know when they build one that removes the cookie from the icing.

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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:29 PM

6. Didn't I see this on Futurama?

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:44 PM

7. Won't this guy feel foolish when he realizes that he can purchase chocolate wafer cookies.

 

Seriously, there are a number of chocolate wafer cookies that are on the market. But hey, coming up with this contraption does pass the time.

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