So this new device is wild! The basic principle is, it connects to the Internet which allows it to grab information on the fly, and whatever you like can be burned onto toast. Imagine waking up every morning, having the news headlines from your area inscribed on your toast, and then just eating the news. If I could eat the LA Times…well…actually I don’t know where I was going with that.
Anyways, for those interested in the technical aspects of this device, I’ve ported over some infrastructure information:
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. 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.
This toaster was a finalist in a design contest, but is not yet have plans for mass production/distribution. (Thx RegHardware)