This guy is a little bit crazy and uses a hand-cranked motorbike to make cute ice-cream.
“A few years back, I was thinking of making a handcrank machine, and this was the first time I had heard of hand-operated machines,” he says.
“The idea of making ice cream with your hand came to mind.”
He started with a Raspberry Pi, which has a built-in Arduino microcontroller and is capable of controlling the ice cream.
“I started to think about how I could make the machine run, and I thought, why not use an Arduino?”
The guy started tinkering with the Raspberry Pi with the intention of making his own handcranked machine.
He bought some Raspberry Pis and spent about a month tinkering.
It took about three months for him to get his first run-of-the-mill machine working.
“I used the Raspberry Pis to test the machine and the machine did a great job, so I bought a second Raspberry Pi and started to build a handcrafted ice cream machine,” he explains.
“It took me about three weeks to get my first run of ice cream running.”
The handcranking machine is powered by a battery.
His Raspberry Pi is also powered by an Arduino, so you don’t have to worry about running out of battery while using the machine.
The hand-made ice cream is sold by the glass bottle of ice cream.
“I made a few batches and then I bought my second Raspberry Pis,” he adds.
The handcrafted machine is currently available for about $300.
While he has a few prototypes in his possession, he says that he will be getting the machine into the hands of children.
“My goal is to get children using the handcranks so that they can make their own ice creamed treat.
When I get it into the shops, I will have to charge it up for children to have their own run of the machines.”