Remember the simple joy of being able to cook a double fudge brownie topped with sprinkles in your Easy Bake Oven? Well now you may be able to do that as an adult. Meet the Brainwave Desktop Microwave — still in concept form over at Behance.com. The desktop microwave looks kind of like a cross between your favorite childhood oven and a small printer.
The wireless tiny oven is designed to heat meals up while you sit at your desk, making you (supposedly) more efficient. The oven is tagged with a Radio Frequency Identification that can recognize when food is inserted into the “mouth” of the oven. RFIDs are also located on the end of the included plastic fork. Scanners can then “read” the end of the fork, and sense the type and weight of the meal, allowing it to cook automatically on the appropriate heat and timer setting. The microwave itself is powered via USB through any nearby computer.
Brought to you by inventor Steve Gates, who also invented a sticky tape dispenser and a cork light that illuminates the interior bottles, the project is still in the design phase, though we wouldn’t mind seeing it on shelves.
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