Hungry Scientist Handbook blends crafts, science, and the kitchen

Have a need to know how to make Edible Origami or pomegranate wine? The Hungry Scientist Handbook has fun DIY projects for adults.

Smart Coasters Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

You may not need help determining if the beverage you are drinking is hot or cold, but some people might. Luckily, these coasters will tell you just what you need to know: red for hot, blue for cold. A light encapsulated inside the coaster changes to the appropriate color depending on the temperature of your drink.

Empirical evidence shows that there is a great need for temperature awareness in today's modern world. For example, we have specially designed beer packaging that tells us when the beer is cold (hint: it's when the mountains turn blue). And of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that famous McDonald's lawsuit regarding spilled hot coffee. These Smart Coasters are hermetically sealed and powered via a solar cell, so unlike your leg (which can get third-degree burns), they will be fine if you spill your drink on them.

The DIY coaster project is just one of many created by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories for the new cookbook/lab manual, The Hungry Scientist Handbook. Other projects from the team include Computer Chip Trivets, Crafty Fridge Magnets, and Edible Origami.

Put together by authors Patrick Buckley and Lily Binns, The Hungry Scientist Handbook is an idea that stemmed from a group dinner party. The result is an excellent example of what can happen when like minds get together and brainstorm. Other notable projects from the book include caramel lace lingerie and pomegranate wine. Clearly aimed for discerning and crafty adults. Good stuff.

(Via Gizmodo)

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    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.

     

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