A few months ago, I was inspired by this post on Reddit, titled: Food items should have QR codes that instruct the microwave exactly what to do. Like high for 2 minutes, let stand 1 minute, medium 1 minutes..
I thought this was a pretty cool idea, and that it would be a fun project for a Raspberry Pi. I agreed with the people who thought using UPC barcodes would be better, since products already have them, so I went with a barcode scanner + online product database.
Here’s a summary of the features that I’ve added to my microwave:
Clock is automatically updated from the internet
Can be controlled with voice commands
Can use a barcode scanner to look up cooking instructions from an online database
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