I know you know the feeling of rushing to your microwave and stopping the countdown with 1 second left, just to avoid the irritating beeping that comes with it, so you’ll appreciate this.
Tim Gremalm is a Swedish hacker who decided to get rid of that pesky microwave beep, and replace it with the Microsoft Windows XP startup sound, which is slightly more pleasing to the ear.
Gremalm went into his microwave, removed the buzzer, installed an “Arduino Nano,” which listened for the signal, then the classic Windows sound popped off, as the beautiful piano melody played throughout the kitchen.
Gremalm seems to have a knack for re-directing wires like a spy, and manually creating things like a fireworks launcher, but we’d argue his microwave work is the most useful.
If he could just get rid of any noise coming from it altogether, it’d be the greatest innovation to the kitchen since the Slap Chop.