The whole world's going smart, but microwaves are somehow still dumb. Leave it to three UNLV students to find a way to adapt the humble microwave into a connected system, so you can nuke your food the 21st century way.
Youssef Abdallah, Michelle Mata and Alyson Weber spent 10 months putting together a microwave for the Fall 2016 Engineering Senior Design Competition. It uses a QR code to get its settings and times right from the food placed inside — no more guesswork, and no more burnt kernels. It could single-handedly signal an unprecedented reign of interoffice peace from that alone.
UNLV came to the Consumer Electronics Show for the first time in school history, where students and faculty got to show off exactly how the Rebel spirit drives innovation.