Here's a use of Kickstarter we can get behind. 606 R&D, a soon-to-open market-restaurant in Brooklyn's Prospect Heights, has decided their shop needs a killer doughnut machine—in particular, the Mark I Donut Robot, a fully automated contraption that takes plops of dough through a precisely timed hot-oil bath and flips 'em out to drain. (See it at work above, at Seattle's Daily Dozen Donut Co.)
So they're using Kickstarter to fund their doughy dreams, trying to raise $10K this month. Each dollar you chip in gets you a doughnut once they're open; $25 gets a doughnut breakfast and mugs; it goes on from there, including the $1000 opportunity to be a "donut maker for a day":
We'll train you to run our donut machine and put you on the line with our chef. You get to create your own flavor, naming rights, and take dozens home at the end of your shift. If it's delicious we'll keep it on the menu (and tell everyone that it was your idea).
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