The Ultimate Internet Toaster

Making your food digital

It’s this kind of stuff that makes it all worthwhile. I present to you an idea for a toaster that hooks up to your computer and can burn just about anything you throw at it onto the bread you drop into the slots – weather, news, photos – your call.

The Ultimate Internet Toaster

The Scan Toaster is the brainchild of designer Sung Bae Chang and is currently a finalist in the 2008 Electrolux Design Lab competition. I don’t ask for much but please, oh please, make this real some day.

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 Ultimate Internet Toaster

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.

Via Slippery Brick