Looking for more microcontroller ideas? Well take a look at super toaster project. This isn’t very practical usage of microcontroller and web interface but who knows it may be a part of future fully automated and web controlled toaster J Anyway this sounds fun – open browser and load toaster web page where you can select toast level and press the button. In a minute you get your toast nice and shiny.
OK, web based toaster has more useful features than making impossible toasting for your mom. It could log events from kitchen with proper sensors. Instead of toasting you could log from anywhere and check if you left the stove on. The whole fun is based on WIZ200WEB module that comes with WIZnet Ethernet module and ATmega128 microcontroller. It gives enough power and pins to do much more fun in your kitchen than toasting only. You can also download a nice presentation of entire project here.