X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Arduino Refrigerator Concept: ReRFIDgerator

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

The concept of an intelligent refrigerator is nothing new. Appliance manufacturers have been cooking up concepts for years now, equipped with all sorts of features ranging from the practical (a fridge that can make a recipe for a meal depending on what’s inside) to the gimmicky (a fridge that tweets). Here’s another take on the smart fridge by HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd students Fabian Kreuzer and Markus Lorenz Schilling that uses Arduino and RFID tags.

in my fridge rfid arduino refrigerator concept by Fabian Kreuzer and Markus Lorenz Schilling

As you can see, the refrigerator has a large touchscreen for a door. It seems that the concept will only work if the contents are given RFID tags, but once they are, the fridge becomes really useful. With Kreuzer and Schilling’s future fridge, not only will you be able to see what’s inside without actually opening the door, you’ll also be able to see a variety of information, like expiration dates, and recipes which use the ingredients you have. The fridge will of course be connected to the Internet, providing price and location guides of nearby stores for replenishing supplies. But as you’ll see in the video below, the prototype version can’t do any of that fancy stuff – yet.

If this particular concept seems familiar to you, it’s because a designer named Ashley Legg came up with an eerily similar idea which made its rounds on the Internet last year, and LG showed something similar, but much more basic at this year’s CES show. I’m sure Kreuzer and Schilling came up with this on their own though. I hope they continue to build on their prototype – their idea might be cool, but a real fridge would be cooler.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Justice League Photo Shows Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash

Justice League Photo Shows Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash

Zygote Short Film Is Neill Blomkamp at His Best

Zygote Short Film Is Neill Blomkamp at His Best

Juan Hidalgo Geeky Wedding Rings

Juan Hidalgo Geeky Wedding Rings

Jay Som Live

Jay Som Live

Nissan LEAF e-Pedal: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Brake Pedal

Nissan LEAF e-Pedal: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Brake Pedal

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Review: Space Station Smartypants

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Review: Space Station Smartypants