If you thought that automated 'Wallace and Gromit' like breakfast contraptions only happen in movies, thing again. Two young Japanese inventors have brought the fantasy to life, by creating a similar device that they recently demonstrated at the Platform 21 Design Center in Amsterdam.
The massive 13 X 3 meter invention, which took eleven days to build, was the brainchild of 16-year old Yuri Suzuki and 28-year old Masa Kimura, who constructed it with the help of numerous young designers at the center.
While the machine is a little awkward looking, it proved to be highly reliable, delivering a continental breakfast of freshly squeezed orange juice, toast, scrambled eggs and coffee, with no human help.
Whole oranges tumbled through a tube, where they were automatically peeled, sliced and squeezed, with the filtered juice pouring right into a waiting glass. The egg-making process was just as efficient, with the eggs cracking as they passed through a funnel and then dropping onto a hot plate, which turned them into yummy scrambled eggs.
The loaf of bread was first sliced and then connected to a conveyor belt, which plopped the slices into a toaster. The toasted bread was then transported via a basket to a device resembling a paint roller, that smothered it in butter, before dumping it onto a serving plate- yum!
And of course, no breakfast is complete without a cup of freshly made Java - Freshly ground coffee beans were transferred to a filter, where they met up with hot water poured from a kettle that was transported with the help of a pulley, and voila! - the coffee was ready to be consumed!
While the machine has been dismantled for now, the inventors want to show it to off and plan on taking it all around the world. Hope they visit our neck of the woods too!
To read more about how the duo and their team built this fun contraption, check out www.platform21.nl.
sources: dailymail.co.uk, telegraph.co.uk