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Punked – USB Frying Pan Cooks Eggs

We all know the George Foreman USB grill was an April Fools joke a couple years ago, well now Instructables [member] claims he can cook eggs via two USB ports. But could this be true or are we getting punked? If a USB port doesn’t put out more than 5V of power, then how the hell do you get a couple aluminum pans to heat up enough to cook eggs? I’ll let you be the judge on this one:
DIY USB Cooking Pan – video powered by Metacafe Source: Giz. Continue Reading

USB LED Message Board with Sound

This isn’t your typical message board at a college campus and it’s no more likely to land you a gig, like a college message board. It’s an LED message board so you can pretty much send a message to yourself or to a co-worker within eye site of your desk. What is different about this LED message board [from others] is the ability to sound out your message as well. USB Geek has an example of a Happy Birthday song for the product which, I must admit, make someone’s birthday kinda fun and surely get a laugh out of the aging recipient.

USB led message board

There isn’t much to the LED message board, just the LED lights which scrolls your message along, a USB connection and simple software to create your message and set sound effects. For just under $25 it could be a fun gadget. What I’d like to do is sync this up with the door-bell so a message would appear to those Mormon folks who always come knocking on my door. Or better yet, sync the LED message board to my Nav station in the car so I can really speak my mind. USB Geek is pushing this for $23 and change. YouTube link. Continue Reading

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