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Ted Talk: How to Build a Toaster from Scratch.

Must watch Ted Talk from Thomas Thwaites (previously interviewed by Shapeways)who as a design student at the Royal College of Art in London has made a toaster, from scratch… Inspired by the quote: “Left to his own devices he couldn’t build a toaster. He could just about make a sandwich and that was it.
Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams, 1992

“… firstly, yes, I realise toasting bread over a fire would’ve been a lot easier. But was a piece of toast (or designing a better toaster) really the point of this project?”

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