Scan Toaster: Bread Printing Protocol needed immediately

Of all the companies that make toasters, I'm pretty sure Electrolux has the biggest R&D budget. It always pops up sponsoring fancy design competitions and the like. Here's its "Scan Toaster," a concept by Sung Bae Chang, whose mode of operation is refreshingly obvious. You plug it into your computer, put a slice of bread in it, and then print. But come now – toasting on bus power? I think not. Scan Toaster [Electrolux Design Lab via Gizmodo]

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12 Responses to Scan Toaster: Bread Printing Protocol needed immediately

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yes, I second that porno toast comment. Good idea.

  2. w000t says:

    Of course there’s room for a breakup note if length is adjusted accordingly. L8R, FU, H8T U, DIE, U SUK–any of those should all fit.

    Also, Rob: “Bread Printing Protocol needed immediately”

    I can’t believe you’re overlooking Toastscript.

  3. jphilby says:

    Hey! That’d be PERFECT for ransom notes!

  4. snagglepuss says:

    …All you have to do is have it toast an image of a sunny-side-up fried egg on to each piece of bread, and yer Hot to Trot. Voila, Porn Toast!

  5. jenjen says:

    I can’t wait to see the first Windows error message toast.

  6. Xenu says:

    Now instead of shredding confidential documents, you can eat them.

  7. Rob Beschizza says:

    I’m shocked I never thought of Toastscript.

    Google tells me that the name is in use as an implementation of PS in java!

  8. Young Trigg says:

    Judging by the cable, it seems to be using Power Over Ethernet, too. Nice.

    I hope it can be run on USB power, too, as I’d love to be able to make my own toast on long flights.

  9. theamoeba says:

    haha – what next

  10. Anonymous says:

    I like it. It requires a companion product though: the JellyJet printer for when you want to add a splash of colour… Then of course there’ll be all the spin-off products as the thing becomes successful: LightScribe lunchbag sealers, and software for lunchbox design and labeling applications.

  11. clueless in brooklyn says:

    I would like to see some pornographic toast.

  12. Alan says:

    I wonder if the resolution is fine enough to write a letter to someone with it. Or maybe a break-up note, y’know, served with the morning coffee.

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