The Electromagnet in Your Toaster

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Ya ever wonder about what’s in a toaster? No? Well, too bad ‘cause you’re gonna find out right now!

Would you like some links? Have some links!

The datasheet for our IC in question:
https://www.datasheet4u.com/datasheet-pdf/ETC/A0201F/pdf.php?id=716573

Here’s a link to the Sunbeam ad. I didn’t realize that LIFE magazine is all in Google Books now, or at least a good chunk of it. Kinda fun to go through the old ads.
https://books.google.com/books?id=LlIEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA78&dq=sunbeam%20toaster%20effortless&pg=PA78#v=onepage&q&f=false

That toaster, by the way, has some dedicated fans. Learn more about it here:
http://www.automaticbeyondbelief.org/gallery.htm

Here’s that patent I talked about:
https://patents.google.com/patent/US4518849

And here are some more pressy pressy fun times:

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