[Noisebridge-discuss] global hackerspace cupcake competition

Lilia Markham liliakai at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 13:19:12 PST 2011


I have a surplus of hand warming packets that i can bring if anyone wants to
experiment with them...

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 1:13 PM, Sean Cusack <sean.p.cusack at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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