HOWTO turn a VCR into an incredibly dangerous toaster


10 Responses to “HOWTO turn a VCR into an incredibly dangerous toaster”

  1. Talia says:

    I just love the phrase “Incredibly Dangerous Toaster.” I’m totally going to start a band with that name.

    (and then I’m going to slap a sticker with my band name on my luggage at the airport…)

  2. Frau Blucher says:

    Ah but can it make these:

  3. paulinadrum says:

    HA!! Robulus – first thing I though of too.

  4. nwimpney says:

    In North America toasters are one of the few appliances which are required by law to be left unearthed for safety reasons.

    Due to the likelyhood of someone contacting the live parts (fishing something out with a fork, etc) The chassis is left unearthed to prevent a good path to earth. element -> fork -> guy -> other hand on toaster -> ground

    In a case like this, grounding is necessary, because you likely don’t have the proper isolation that is required.

    I would reiterate though, that it’s an incredibly dangerous design, especially if there’s no ejector for the toast.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ive got Beta. It makes much better toast, but it’s hard to find the right gauge bread to fit inside.

  6. kate says:

    I can’t imagine who would try this other than truly mad scientists and low-rate daredevils, but the article title is grade-A choice.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Holy toxic vapor, Batman!

    What a clever, terrible idea.

  8. robulus says:


  9. Moriarty says:

    Do not taunt the VCR toaster.

  10. Modusoperandi says:

    Shouldn’t this have appeared in

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