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College student designs smarter toaster

posted 13 Dec 2012, 12:09 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 13 Dec 2012, 12:09 ]

Next Media - A college student from Georgia Tech has designed a toaster that can detect the actual color of toast in order to toast the bread to the user’s preferences. Basheer Tome made the Hue toaster for his Fall 2012 project. A big problem with a majority of toasters is that bread is toasted based on time with no standards or consistency between different models and brands. Toasting results can be inconsistent due to changing factors such as type of bread and climate.

Hue uses an array of color sensors through a simple interface to toast bread to the correct shade of brown. Toasting stops when the sensors reach their mark. Hue adapts with no additional settings.