Now You’re Cooking With … USB?

Cooking with USB power Remembering that your typical USB port delivers 2.5 W doing anything other than lighting up a novelty hub or a clever little tree is about all you can do. Not quite. A clever fellow in Japan set out to prove this wrong. By using six five port USB expansion cards he has upped the thermal output from a wimpy 2.5 W to a respectable 75W! Oh yes, you can see where this is going. This looks like this is his second attempt at computer assisted gastronomy, he tried to cook an egg before. This time he succeeded in frying some beef rib meat (Sukiyaki anyone?) Good thing he has improved his design so we can all follow in his footsteps and … er, well we can imagine that we will follow in his footsteps, and be cooking a tasty dinner while leveling up in WoW.

(Japanese version translated by the never sleeping giants at Google)

Posted: July 16th, 2008
at 6:41pm by John

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Categories: Computers,DIY,Dumb,Hacked,Japan,Mad Science,Technology


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  1. That sounds cancer-tastic!

    In the end, it seems really useless, unless this guy is going to work on some sort of computer-assisted cooking machine… mmm- automated mcdonalds!

    Sly Hoax

    29 Oct 08 at 10:56 pm


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