Monday, May 16, 2005

Next Generation Microwave Oven Idea

Here's an idea: Why not slap a LCD display onto the door of a microwave oven, drop in an embedded OS, and suddenly, that huge block of space on your countertop can become a useful Internet Appliance that you can use to check your email while waiting for the popcorn to stop popping.

Some challenges to overcome: Keeping the LCD clean, considering what the door of my microwave looks like, and if it's wi-fi enabled, overcoming the RF conflict, since microwaves and 802.11b/g use the same frequency band,