The Image Toaster is an art project by Scott van Haastrecht that combines your morning news with your breakfast. Think of it as offering a Rube Goldbergian solution to a problem that doesn’t really exist.
The Image Toaster is a Wi-Fi-connected appliance that scours the web for a popular photo of the day, then burns this low resolution image into your bread — whereby anyone with good taste will slather it with Adams Peanut Butter and homemade strawberry jam before consuming the news and breakfast at once.
According to Fastco Design: “A filter converts complex pictures into a small grid of black and white pixels. These binary commands fire off to the toaster itself, which uses servos to adjust a correlating grid of burners into on/off positions.”
There’s the very likelihood that the Image Toaster just burns Jesus or Mother Mary into your toast or that van Haastrecht is the real-life equivalent to Doc Brown.