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Angry-Penguin / Kettle

Angry-Penguin
Angry-Penguin

Boiling water is an essential task for preparing many common foods and almost all hot drinks. The Angry-Penguin electric kettle lets the user when the water is ready and appropriate to drink.
To start heating, the user rotates the circular handle to a horizontal position.
As the temperature approaches boiling, the handle turns red and reverts to its original position to let the user know that he/she will be having the perfect cup tea very soon.
When the temperature lowers again, the red handle will become lighter in color until it becomes no more.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY, United States

Hengbo Zhang,
Rochester Institute of Technology