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Toaster lets you write on your breakfast

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Good morning Makers! With this toaster you can send messages to people’s toast before they are awake enough to understand what is going on. Not bad, but don’t try to use this with whole wheat toast. Not only might you not be able to read anything, you might think your toaster was just acting up.

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14 thoughts on “Toaster lets you write on your breakfast

  1. > With this toaster you can send messages to people’s toast before they are awake enough to understand what is going on.

    Except, you know, you can’t. The device isn’t even close to real.

    I have never once seen one of these ‘concept’ toasters that is even remotely plausible, economically feasible, or useful. I think that industrial design classes must have a ‘toaster’ assignment which is why you see so many of them.

  2. Come on people, this is obviously nothing more than an industrial design concept. It’s probably someone’s class project for a design class. First off, the thing is way too small to contain the necessary heating elements AND electronics. Second, the technology does not exist in any form that would be cheap enough to put inside a toaster. They could’ve at least shown a picture with writing on the toast. That would have made it more believable.

  3. Yes, bogus link.

    BTW I tried printing on toast using a Maillard reaction, but it didn’t go too well. The image wasn’t clear because I didn’t have a good applicator for the solution I was using. It also didn’t dry well before toasting.

    In my case I used a sports drink containing glucose and amino acids, but I’ve heard that the amino acid pills from health food stores work well.

  4. Real-world toast printing is coming along (slowly), but is nowhere near the resolution of that concept:

    http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/04/finally_cnc_toast.html

    (With standard grades of bread it doesn’t make sense to print at higher than about 10-20 DPI in any case, because small letters can be disrupted by the irregular distribution of hole size in the bread. Maybe we need special bread for toast printers– HP will sell it by the ream, er, loaf someday.)

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