Inside the humble electric toaster lies a history of engineering. Each resistor, spring, lever and circuit board is an exhibit in a tiny museum of problem solving.
We began by testing our toasters and reviewing the Rules of Taking Stuff Apart.
Kai and Earnest disassemble the "chassis". Clever manufacturing abounds--most of the joints are bent metal tabs--an inexpensive alternative to fasteners.
Next week, we'll try to put the toasters back together.