[Noisebridge-discuss] global hackerspace cupcake competition

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 12:08:38 PST 2011


Is it possible to cook rapidly by using some sort of explosion? Can this 
be controlled sufficiently for cooking?

On 01/06/2011 12:03 PM, Lilia Markham wrote:
> If we can just prevent the receiving hackerspace from ever opening the
> package, our cupcake would occupy a superposition of all possible
> cupcake states. We can decorate it with a little icing cat face.
>
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:05 AM, Sean Cusack <sean.p.cusack at gmail.com
> <mailto:sean.p.cusack at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     The handwarmers thing could totally work, right? We don't need it to
>     stay hot for hours, just 350 - 400 for like 30 minutes! If we do a
>     good enough job with the insulation, the UPS guy shouldn't even know
>     anything happened. Worst case, if DHS confiscates out cupcake...I'd
>     laugh my ass off. The terrorcake strikes again!!!!!
>
>     I think the kicker would be activating the handwarmers at the right
>     time, and only the right time. I think the handwarmers activate upon
>     touching air, right? I wonder if we could open a bunch of them in a
>     glovebox and put them into an inert box with the ready to bake
>     cupcake. The inert box would have a little door on it that could
>     open when an Arduino uses some craaazy GPS wizardry thingy to
>     determine when the UPS guy is almost at the destination.
>
>     What do people think? Is this reasonable? We don't do anything air
>     sensitive enough in my lab to warrant a glovebox though. Anyone have
>     access to something like that?
>
>     Sean
>
>
>     On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 7:02 PM, Lilia Markham <liliakai at gmail.com
>     <mailto:liliakai at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         If we deliberately make the package look like a bomb, will it
>         receive more delicate handling??
>
>         public archive disclaimer: the above question is intended to be
>         farcical and humorous. I do not in any way condone sending
>         suspicious looking things through the us postal service. also i
>         love my country and all the federal agents reading my email and
>         their families.
>
>
>
>
>         On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 6:29 PM, Patrick Keys
>         <citizenkeys at gmail.com <mailto:citizenkeys at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>             Is this a cupcake or a bomb? Our cupcake "package" is going
>             to get
>             confiscated by Homeland Security and never arrive at its
>             destination.
>             The unabomber of cupcakes.
>             :-)
>
>
>             Patrick
>
>
>             On 1/5/2011 6:18 PM, Liz Henry wrote:
>              > On 1/5/11 5:42 PM, Lilia Markham wrote:
>              >
>              >> I liked the idea of a self-baking cupcake. In fact I
>             have had multiple
>              >> conversations theorizing portable, self-baking cakes and
>             cookies in the
>              >> past. They would be great for camping, picnics...car
>             eaters? (We're gonna be
>              >> so rich!) Sadly, I fear that the only way to generate
>             the necessary heat  is
>              >> to include some form of auto-igniting flammable
>             materials or questionable
>              >> chemicals. The post office just loves when you send that
>             kind of stuff
>              >> through the mail. :-\
>              >
>              >
>              > I wonder if a cupcake could bake very very slowly using those
>              > handwarmers you can buy in a drugstore? Or for skiing?
>               They don't get
>              > very hot. But maybe they could be rigged up to break when
>             a box is
>              > opened, and then the cooking device would open up based
>             on a timer.
>              >
>              > Or, ship a cupcake positioned inside an EZ-bake oven,
>             maybe just by
>              > being completely encased in foil, with a power source
>             connected to the
>              > EZ Bake Oven, with a switch that is turned on by opening
>             the box.  The
>              > sugary topping could be ... uh that is where I lose it.
>               Sugary topping.
>              > Hmmm.
>              >
>              >
>              >
>              > - Liz
>              >
>              >
>              >
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