project 'egg-timers'

project department Man & Leisure

The assignment the students of department man and leisure was given, was to design an egg-timer which can be set for soft-, medium- or hardboiled eggs. the assignment was not about taking apart an existing egg-timer and subsequently give it a new housing. the students had to use a mechanism,
technique or process that allowed the desired times to be set.
The egg-timer had to meet the following demands:
- the user will be warned by a clear signal when the end of the cooking time is reached;
- the egg-timer must have a multiple use and that the design must be suitable for every day use.

The results are egg-timers which can measure time, based on very different principles: steam, ice melting, movement of weight, lever, different tempertures, relais, delay, etc.

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