Computers in the kitchen are nothing new. Honeywell advertised a computer specifically for use in the kitchen way back in 1969. The H316 kitchen computer weighed over 100 lbs and occupied as much real estate as many modern kitchen islands. For a hefty $10,000, it did feature a built-in cutting board though -- a feature yet to be reproduced.
With a veritable smorgasbord of small, cheap prototyping boards available today, we decided to revisit the kitchen. Most of these projects peeled a couple of zeros off of the price tag of that Honeywell unit, not to mention the weight. Join us as we enjoy five deliciously fantastic examples of microcontrollers in the kitchen.