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How to Make an Electric Toaster from Scratch

How to Make an Electric Toaster from Scratch
Design
Dan Gould
  • 10 february 2009

“Are toasters worth the inhuman scale on which they’re produced?” That’s the question fueling Thomas Thwaites’ project  to make a working electric toaster from scratch. Currently part of the BOOM work in progress show at the Royal College of Art in London, the Toaster Project addresses issues of sustainability, mass production, DIY culture, and shows the herculean process that goes into creating even a cheap piece of electronics.

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