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Your Computer's Getting Toasty Answered

Add this to some of the other crazy toaster ideas. It's a toast drive: fitting snugly into a standard 5.25 drive bay, you put in bread for a toasting while the rest of the computer operates normally.

It's kind of like sticking a disk into the disk drive--except that when it pops back out, you have a nice, crispy slice of toast.

CrazyPC via boingboing.

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merseyless

10 years ago

if only it automaticly buttered it...

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Lithium Rainmerseyless

Reply 10 years ago

That wouldn't be too hard to do. Just put a pat of butter on some type of roller...

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killerjackalopeLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

The butter stick could be the answer to this issue, along with a solenoid...

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merseylesskillerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

we could feed the toast into a modded inkjet printer and instead of ink use molten butter so you could have buttered toast and in any shape you want. and now to copyright my idea...

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killerjackalopemerseyless

Reply 10 years ago

Ok so we have two ideas, mine is simple and uncomplicated, yours is overly complex and insane, lets go with yours...

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merseylesskillerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

well what would you rather have sticking out of your computer? A. a roller with butter on it or B. a half dissasembled medium sized inkjet printer with wires running out of it, which has been stuck on with ductape.

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the_burrito_master

10 years ago

yeah who needs the extra heat in their computer. and why are some people so crazy about toast that they would do this? lol

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dark sponge

10 years ago

What if you could store data on piece of toast... lol

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alexk6606

10 years ago

Could you convert the average 2 slot toaster to usb? or would there not be enough power output from the usb port?

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dark spongealexk6606

Reply 10 years ago

No, there wouldn't be enough power output. Usb ports can only put out 5 volts at .5 amps (500 milliamps), so that would only give you 2.5 watts of power.

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Punkguytadark sponge

Reply 10 years ago

Lol and some toasters pull what? 800-1000 watts?

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Punkguytadark sponge

Reply 10 years ago

Lol..even if you could fit that many expansion cards into your computer, your power supply still wouldn't handle it. You'd get more power out of one molex connector than you would 20 usb ports.

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dark spongePunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

You could run usb cords all across your neighborhood, each one branching out and plugging into every available usb port of every computer, all for the purpose of a usb powered toaster.

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Punkguytadark sponge

Reply 10 years ago

Don't forget that there's transmission losses involved here.

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hellstudiosPunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

thats weird.... i multimetered mah usb port and it said 17 volts...?

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dark spongePunkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

Or you could just replace your processor's heat sink with a piece of bread. That would be the easier way (Although your computer may overheat... lol)

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Junkyard Johnalexk6606

Reply 10 years ago

You could control the timer/burntness via USB, but it'd still ned 120 VAC power

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puzzlefreak

10 years ago

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_(series)#Easter_eggs_and_secrets Toasty!]

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SirDidymus

10 years ago

mmmmmm, buttery goodnes

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Shut Up Now

10 years ago

this could potentially toast your computer along with the toast itself ;-) just puting that out there.

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PL1991

10 years ago

remember NO FOOD OR DRINKS NEAR PC :D

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bikerbob2005

10 years ago

i see you have an open bay left
here some thing for after the toast

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DJ Radio

10 years ago

a literal computerized kitchen!

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Gearshredder

10 years ago

yea anyone with an amd athlon will have it easier.. lol just place a heatpipe right to the front bay and there ya go

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Uru Wolf

10 years ago

Awesome, does anyone know if there are linux drivers for this?

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PKMUru Wolf

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, but you need a third-party patch if you want to use bread other than medium-sliced white. You run it with a command-line call to "mktst --stu=x" where x is the number of Standard Toast Units to cook to, on the usual scale of 1 to 6, unless you are using the OpenBSD version which uses --itu=x, measured in International Toast Units (1 to 8).

Just make sure you don't pipe the output to dev/cdrom, or you'll get crumbs on the lens, and you don't want that. Worse, if you pipe /dev/cdrom to /dev/toaster your room will start to smell like burning plastic. If you set a cron job you can wake up to toast!

OK that's more than enough linux geekery for now

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Uru WolfPKM

Reply 10 years ago

XD thanks for the info. I better be careful with it then. Might be a fun way to pass an afternoon....

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Rishnai

10 years ago

Ha, great! I could probably toast some toast using the heat output from all my audio gear...

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emuman4evr

10 years ago

This will go perfectly with the 5.25" cup holder and coffee maker. Computers aren't just for gamers and businessmen anymore.

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Plasmana

10 years ago

This is lazy... And cool!