Thomas Thwaites
2007/9

The Toaster Project

The Toaster Project chronicles my attempt to build an electric toaster from scratch. Digging up the raw materials, smelting metals, hand molding the plastic parts - the lengths required to create just a single toaster are absurd. By making a mass produced item on a singular scale, "The Toaster Project" questions our understanding of the epic, amazing and terrifying process of making "things".



RELATED LINKS
thetoasterproject.org

OTHER PROJECTS
Teleoperation
National Fiscal Health Service



Overview the toaster making process
Overview the toaster making process
First attempt at smelting iron (failure)
First attempt at smelting iron (failure)
Second attempt at smelting iron (partial success)
Second attempt at smelting iron (partial success)
Mining copper for the electrical wiring
Mining copper for the electrical wiring
Extracting copper by electrolysis
Extracting copper by electrolysis
Moulding the plastic case
Moulding the plastic case