This article was published on January 17, 2014

This Valve engineer built a machine to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie


This Valve engineer built a machine to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie
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Valve engineer Ben Krasnow wanted to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie, but he didn’t want to keep making batches and batches with small variations. So he built the Cookie Perfection Machine:

Krasnow loads up ingredients into the machine, which in turn dispenses exact amounts of each as specified by his computer. Unfortunately, he still has to mix a single cookie’s worth of dough every time, but that’s a small price to pay in the quest for the perfect cookie.

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Cookie Perfection Machine

Image Credit: Kasey Albano