Georgia tech student develops novel toaster

Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA, USA) student Basheer Tome, an industrial design major from Conyers, Georgia, has developed a new toaster that toasts bread perfectly.

Georgia tech student develops novel toaster
Georgia tech student develops novel toaster

Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA, USA) student Basheer Tome, an industrial design major from Conyers, Georgia, has developed a new toaster that toasts bread perfectly.

The majority of toasters measure toast based on time, but often the time it takes to toast a slice of bread can vary. Hence many users often hover anxiously over their toasters to ensure that their toast isn’t being burnt.

Basheer Tome's new "Hue" toaster, on the other hand, detects the color of the toast using an array of color sensors connected to an arduino open-source electronics prototyping platform which processes the data collected from them.

By detecting bread color at the start, Hue toasts by percentage difference, leaving it unphased by even darker breads like pumpernickel or rye. With bagels, the sensors pickup on the color difference between the two sides and adjust the heat proportionally.

More details on the design of the toaster can be found on Tome's web site here.

-- Dave Wilson, Senior Editor, Vision Systems Design

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