Maybe it's the Rube Goldberg fan in me, but I always prefer complicated devices to simple solutions—at least with my embedded flash videos.
Here is a
fully mostly automated waffle machine. It's powered by a 4 liter valve pressure system and the occasional low-powered nudge.
If your co-worker/cohabitants don't know what a dork you are (impossible), you might want to turn down the audio. Because there is some serious geek giggling going on.
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