Trebuchet Toaster

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A trebuchet is a medieval machine used to fling objects, such as globs of burning pitch, over the ramparts and into the strongholds of the enemy. The modern version will fling toasted bread. The Trebuchet Toaster has an adjustable angle and adjustable power settings, so you can calculate the highest, furthest, or most annoying barrage of toast. Although it doesn't exactly work on the same principle as a medieval trebuchet, the outcome is similar. Toast is flung. Can breakfast be any more fun?

This concept gadget is part of a set, The Brunch collection from Dutch designer Ivo Vos. Another featured concept is the vise that holds and measures your bread while you cut. And there's a place mat that tells you exactly where to put the plate and cutlery. None of the other can hold a candle to the Trebuchet Toaster.

Coolest Gadgets posits the idea of using the Trebuchet Toaster as an alarm clock. Just add a timing mechanism, and aim the toast at your sleeping head from across the room.

GearCrave sees people aiming this to get the toast to the plate without touching it.

I can envision a home with two of these. The kids set them up in the living room and pop toast at each other until their parents send them to bed. Then the parents take the toasters back to the kitchen and proceed to do the same! If this goes into mass production, it will be bigger than the Salad Shooter. Both are handy for food fights, but if you have to eat your ammo, toast will always trump salad.

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January 27, 2009 - 3:10am
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