Net-talking toaster to burn news onto bread
Telegraph Slice, Sir
Many things have appeared on toast: Marmite, Vegemite, jam and even Cylons. Now a designer’s invented a toaster that can burn pretty much anything onto your morning slice, including the news.
The Scan Toaster: toasts news, weather and pictures onto your bread
The Scan Toaster connects to a PC over USB and downloads everything from local weather conditions and the current time to the morning’s news headlines.
Individual modules (left) are heated and moved about (center) to create the on-toast image
Inside the toaster is a network of toasting “modules”, each heated by a hot wire. Each module can move by 30° and, once the user selects what they want on their toast - excluding a topping, of course - the modules align themselves and burn the appropriate content onto the bread.
The appliance is a finalist in design competition run by manufacturer Electrolux and designer Sung Bae Chang said he got the idea whilst - you guessed it - making some toast.
No plans to manufacture the toaster on a mass scale have popped up yet.
@"Fine if you like dry toast "
I once bought in a US airport a wonderful little book called "Wrong Shui". Brilliant. Chuckled the whole flight home, much to the consternation of the crew.
For example, "When arranging your house, never put a Rock near a Hard Place".
But, "If your toast always falls on the floor butterside down, simply butter the other side".
Problem solved. And you can still read the news. Or oggle Paris. With a bit of lubricant...
OK. got it.
yes, yes, yes!!!
I need a toaster... and this is the perfect excuse to have a PC built into a cupboard with touch screen display, etc...
quite possibly the best kitchen appliance EVAR!
@ Charles Manning
RE: "Where are the tits?"
They're commenting on this article :-)
An internet toaster have to be the ideal conduit for pop up advertising.
I'll have what he's having ....
"designer Sung Bae Chang said he got the idea whilst - you guessed it - making some toast."
Whatever he's smoking, can I have some? Sounds like some really good shit.
Eeh, I dunno - where I were a lad we used to eat Mars Bars to combat the munchies. Guess toast is the 'healthy option' ...
It's the one with the Rizlas in the pocket.