Physicist Invents Machine to Separate Oreos

Published 02/28 2013 04:33PM

Updated 02/28 2013 04:36PM

Oreos are America's most popular cookie.  Who doesn't like twisting them to separate the chocolate biscuit from the delicious creme filling. 

Well apparently, Portland physicist and copywriter David Neevel. He's a fan, but he only likes the cookie part and manually separating the parts is too tiresome, so he created a machine to do it for him.  

In a YouTube video, he says that the hatchet-wielding robot, which he's been working on for ".04 years" in the Mad Dog Garage is entirely based on the "dislike for creme and preference for cookie."

All he had to do was get around the niggling challenge of creating a robot to get his Oreos sans creme. An arm grabs the cookie and places it on a panel that turns it sideways. A small hatchet then cuts through the creme, leaving both pieces of cookie separated.

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