[Noisebridge-discuss] global hackerspace cupcake competition

Sean Cusack sean.p.cusack at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 13:13:25 PST 2011


I'm down with doing the freezing stuff on the 15th. I can arrange to get the
cold shit over to noisebridge.

Sean

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:16 PM, meredith scheff <satiredun at gmail.com>wrote:

> Now we're getting into Shipyard style packing :)
> Seems we have a battle of Hot Ideas and Cold Ideas.
> I like the handwarmer idea on principle, but two things:
> They never get anywhere near 350
> icing is important!
> I really like the freeze the fuck out of it solution.
> When is the day? the 15th? I vote we make as many ideas as possible.
> mer
>
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Michael Shiloh <
> michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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