Designer Sung Bae Chang invented a toaster that can burn pretty much anything onto your morning slice.
The Scan Toaster connects to a PC over USB and downloads everything
from local weather conditions and the current time to the morning’s
Inside the toaster is a network of toasting “modules”, each heated
by a hot wire. Each module can move by 30° and, once the user selects
what they want on their toast – excluding a topping, of course – the
modules align themselves and burn the appropriate content onto the
The appliance is a finalist in design competition run by
manufacturer Electrolux and designer Sung Bae Chang said he got the
idea whilst – you guessed it – making some toast.
Individual modules (left) are heated and moved about (center) to create the on-toast image