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This Instructable started as my great interest in the TV show Toast of London. The British Matt Berry comedy that can now be found on Netflix has some superb voice overs that I wanted to accommodate in my morning toaster routine. In a running joke, he was required to make recordings for the British Navy for their launching sequence of Nuclear Missiles, Jamaican cigarettes, and the word "YES!". If you tire of the included MP3 audio and wish instead to be greeted by song and dance numbers, Seinfeld quips, the countdown sequence for the original moon launch or ASMR buttery toast scraping noises you know where to get them.

The tiny toaster that is velcro attached to the front of your real toaster has a capacity of about a minute of recording. A limit switch inside that is activated when the toaster handle is pushed down starts up the recording and will terminate when the recording is done. A lipopoly battery keeps the whole thing going and is recharged through a micro usb port sticking up through the other toast slot. Changing your tune is done by plugging it into a computer and adding or subtracting WAV or MP3 files. The whole thing is done up on your 3D printer in a couple hours and the electronics inside are already built and only require attaching a battery and a switch. It is a very easy and fun project to do and particularly good for a kids project over the summer holiday.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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There is really very little to building this thing. The Icstation Sound Module is a nice unit that seems to work well. (I receive no free endorsements or money from any products.) On checking the power control I found that it draws no mA when the song is completed so the battery should last a very long time. It states that it is not compatible with iOS but I had no trouble downloading mp3 files to it from my Mac. Make sure you strip out the Chinese opera that's included as a demo -- not good with toast. The microUSB when plugged into your computer shows up like a drive so just drop it in. Leave the on/off switch to on position. There is a volume adjustment but it is plenty loud.

1. Antrader KW4-3Z-3 Micro Switch KW4 Limit $1.00

2. Icstation Recordable Sound Module Button Control 8M MP3 WAV Music Voice Player Programmable Board with Speaker $10.00

3. uxcell Power Supply DC 3.7V 650mAh 652540 Li-ion Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Li-Po Battery $6.00

JohnD16425 days ago
can you make it sound like a porno and a women orgasming because "toast" thats why.
For Red Dwarf fans like : @MrPapaya, @Treasure Tabby and myself: here's a clip of the galaxy's loopiest breakfast companion:
I toast, therefore I am.
MrPapaya25 days ago
"Would you like some toast? Some nice hot crisp brown buttered toast. No? How about a muffin then? Nothing? You know the last time you had toast. 18 days ago, 11.36, Tuesday 3rd, two rounds. I mean, what's the point in buying a toaster with artificial intelligence if you don't like toast. I mean, this is my job. This is cruel, just cruel."
Oncer MrPapaya25 days ago
Ahhhhh... you got there before me. That's what I immediately thought of!!
zakbobdop25 days ago
A toast... TO A TOASTER!
It would be even better if you had some sound bites from the show Red Dwarf as in the Talky Toaster.
But great idea none the less. *Thumbs up* :)
rabbitcreek (author)  Treasure Tabby1 month ago
Didn't know they already existed in the future!