The evolution of white goods over the years propose a future that is connected and more efficient. At the same time, matters of sustainability and combating pollution are yet to be looked at in a way that direct us towards a probable solution. Speculations suggest that home appliances will be connected and there will be a good amount of data that will flow between their users, manufacturers and them.
Building upon this notion of connectivity and intelligence, ‘The last letter from my toaster’ is a project that looks beyond the conventions of modern appliances.
The idea is to have an intelligent enough toaster that senses its breaking point and prepares the last toast for its master printing out a letter thereby leaving it behind as it makes its way out of the house to go back to its manufacturer.
I prototyped the toaster using the number of toasts as a trigger to print out a letter to the master and walk away. Two hexbug-spiders were hacked and controlled via an arduino board.
The idea stemmed from how in Indian mythology, Gods are portrayed sitting on animals. These animals represent their inner beings and desires. The animal here is based on my drawings. It carries ideas in a bag and has vents for any negative thoughts.
The structure is made out of reinforced fibreglass and is very durable. The leather saddle and the backrest make a comfortable seat.