The incredible breakfast machine

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A lot of us skip breakfast in the morning, be it because we don’t have time to make something, don’t have the patience, or for some other reason. Yuri Suzuki and Masa Kimura are aiming to make your breakfast a little easier, a little quicker, and a lot more interesting. Their latest project is a Rube Goldberg-like machine that does everything from fry your eggs to brew your coffee. The coolest part about this project is it was built with the help of the public. The two designers put out an open invitation for people to come help in constructing the device at Platform21, a publicly accessible design forum in Amsterdam. Now if someone would tie this into an alarm clock, we could all wake up to the smell of toast and coffee instead of the super loud 140db alarm clock or the confusing (albeit effective) wake up machine.

Comments

  1. Somebody says:

    It’s only good if it shoots you in the arm at the end.

  2. D says:

    Cracking! It’s my turn for breakfast this morning, Gromit.

  3. cyrozap says:

    This is just like in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

    Oh, and has Hack-a-Day lost the “all lowercase” style?

  4. @cyrozap, beat me to the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reference. For those too young to understand, check out 1:30 minutes in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thJOfavJLeA

  5. Pilotgeek says:

    Came for both Family Guy and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang references.

    /Leaving very satisfied that hackaday fans are awesome.

  6. Hacksaw says:

    Ok so add Wallace & Grommit and Pee Wee Herman to the list of other places these have been seen

  7. Ib Krabbenhøft says:

    What about the people in the world that eat youghurt with cereals and fresh fruit in the morning ?

    We need a machine to pour a fresh bowl, slice fruit etc.

  8. emilio says:

    very cool!

    too bad it’s not scored by Danny Elfman, though. every Goldberg machine needs to be scored by Danny Elfman.

  9. Skitchin says:

    Light years ahead of my own abilities – toast isn’t much good when you can’t make an egg :(.

  10. To see it working (more or less) check out http://www.bright.tv
    The video is somewhere under the title Ontbijtmachine in the video archive to the right.

  11. echodelta says:

    I saw on discovery ch or one of those, a humor scene form a pre-war era newsreel that had a spot with some chap being woke up by such a setup. It included a above range chicken, to lay on time!
    Holeywood does Rube Goldberg who was in print at the time.

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