We’re on a world tour (in the baseball way) to teach hax0rz and curious people all over how to make an Arduino-based hackbox that can accurately control the temperature of any appliance of their choice. Last night, at 7pm during a violent rainstorm, we held a free class at Alpha One Labs on how to build an $80 sous vide machine. Behind Abe is every tool in the known universe to help a maker build anything. Like kids in a candy shop, we went through a wide range of tools from drills, propane torches, to a powerful laser.
We brought sous vide steaks, simply salted and peppered, as our snack of the night. Psytek, the boss of Alpha, laser cut one of our bad boys to perfection. Yes, ladies and gentleman, feast your eyes on the $7,000 steak. We recommend every household buy a laser cutter exclusively for the purpose of personalizing meat.
Although our steak looked so pretty engraved, we wanted to produce an overallmaillard reaction to give the steak a tasty crust. Luckily, we had a propane torch handy (obviously)— this mother is what gives birth to those wussy crème brûlée torches.
Jon, our student and fellow hacker, handled that torch like it was a favorite childhood toy (probably true). Q was taken aback by the torque of the flame, but was delighted with the delicious results.
We seriously need one of these torches for our home. It’s the perfect way to crust meat without overcooking the lovingly sous vided insides.
At around 10pm, Jon put the finishing touches to a coffee urn hack (a twin to our Meat Jacuzzi). Jason, another student, plans to attach his PID’duino to a toaster oven and roast coffee beans.
Thank you for attending, Makers! Good luck— we’re here for you.