Step 2: Toaster dismemberment - phase 1

This toaster was not designed to come apart, but the plastic case must come off. In this step I stripped off what I didn't want and wasn't going to use

On the underside are Torx screws for which I did not have bits. The two prominent screws were removed with pliers, the others had the brown plastic hacked away from them until I could finish the job with pliers.

The two control knobs are friction-fits on this machine and only required a good pull to get them off

Whilst doing this I observed that the outer shell is rather hard and must have good heat resistance. To some extent the toaster self-cools by natural convection, the last photograph shows the the comparison between inner and outer.

I wasn't going to be able to rely on this type of cooling or plastic in the video.

<p>Weird but awesome. Nice idea!</p>
I do believe I recall reading an idea of yours on this weeks ago... In the forum, mayhap? I'm glad to hear you executed it, this really is a wonderfully creative idea.
Not any more, I had a hair-cut last year and I shaved last week...<br> <br> L
WOW! Such an imagination!! What an awesome idea!
This is an awesome job. I always like wacky interesting ideas, but it's really something else to actually do it and make the thing. <br> <br>I think I would probably break all the components, burn down my house and/or electrocute myself if It tried this one, but respect to I love it.
and if you turn the toast upside-down, it says SHA!
No it still says VHS.<br> The V &amp; S would be upside-down though.<br> <br> L
Beta makes better toast
It's not a real video toaster unless Wil Wheaton works for you. <br> <br>;-)
I think that the opposite of this would be pretty funny, you put the insides of the vhs player inside the empty toaster so you have a vhs playing toaster.<br /> <br /> Or you could put a cd optical drive inside the toaster and put a blank cd in it and burn it, people will think you're literally burning it but you really aren't.<br />
I like the second suggestion - if you could have the disk pop-up like toast!<br /> <br /> L<br />
Really it would be easy, just get a slot loading optical drive, probably a laptop one, and an external enclosure for said drive and mount it in. Maybe wire the eject button to the lever...
Great idea!
that would be a great addition!<br /> <br /> you'd have to prevent the disc from falling out from the side though.<br /> <br /> anyway, the humor is what matters right? :-)<br />
Why didn't someone think of this sooner! Then, instead of filling up rubbish dumps with old VHS tapes, we could just butter them and eat them. You are an ECO genius.<br><br>I don't suppose you know how to turn an old CRT TV into a microwave oven while you're at it, do you? My microwave has blown up, but I've got an old TV in the garage no-one wants.
this whole project just gave me an amazing idea... what if you could make a printer that could print on food with food coloring? imagine, tortillas with funny pictures on them... definitely will have to think more on that one...
thay print on fondont
It already exists!!!
Not hard to do I think.<br><br>L
How did you make it burn the letters VHS into it??
<br> Step 8, it's all in there.<br> <br> L<br>
this is the most absurd/awesome thing ever! totally brilliant.
Maybe i could make this and start mass producing toasts with Mary in it. Then I could sell them for $500
Can you now make a toaster into a VCR?
<br> If you put the electronics somewhere else maybe...<br> <br> L<br>
i was just kidding
That has to be the BEST use of a VHS&nbsp;player i have ever seen.... EVEN better than the 80's vhs based child care i received as a child... if i had been sat infront of that instead of some crappy Disney movie a happpier well rounded Biggsy would be before you today!<br /> <br /> Now to mod it to butter it when its on its way out the slot.... hmm<br />
Mmm, the butter is an interesting one. Sorry you were poisoned by Disney, have you thought about sueing? (Disney Corp must have cash?)<br /> <br /> L<br />
It's almost a year on now... where is the butter mod? ;)
Lol, what were you doing on the computer on boxing day? =) Although to be fair I spent boxing day on the Xbox; but I was ill.
I spent all christmas on my computer... Don't forget that some people don't celibrate Christmas.. I *should* but the Computer was more interesting ;)
<br> Oh yes, that. I didn't come up with an integrated device, buttering would need a separate machine so I left that as another idea.<br> <br> L<br>
hehehe okay ;)
This is just amazing- and hilarious! :D
Really cool guide indeed. Would love to make one with my company logo on, how cool it's gonna be?
<br> What does the logo look like?<br> <br> L<br>
Awesome instructable. I 'm gonna do this. You should've made them look like actual VHS tapes though.
Cut the bread? Mm, could be done...<br><br>L
Or you could make the toast have a pre browned ring in the middle for toad in a hole. So you know where to cut.
<br> You mean where you crack the egg? Where I line &quot;Toad in the hole&quot; is this.<br> <br> L<br> <br> <img height="188" src="http://to55er.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/toadinhole.jpg" width="200"><br>
Ive only had the egg one.
How about 1.a lazer powered cooker inside a pc disck drive 2. a microwave oven tv
I think you should have a go at one of those. L
What about a CD&nbsp;player that makes pancakes?<br />
I've looked at CD players, but there's so much plastic in there, you'd have to replace a lot of it with metal to take the heat. It's still a good idea though.<br /> <br /> L<br />
&nbsp;Did you burn VHS in the toast yourself or dose the toaster do that
Step 8, it was done in the toaster.<br /> <br /> L<br />
next you should try a ps2 that makes waffles

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