DIY Kitchen Island Disappears At The Touch Of An iPhone

DIY Kitchen Island Disappears At The Touch Of An iPhone


It’s tricky to build and would only work in a certain kind of house, but this is such a cool hack we had to point it out: a kitchen island which disappears into the floor and is controlled by an iPhone application.

Web developer Tim Thaler combined a hydraulic scissor lift (which he purchased secondhand off eBay) with a custom iPhone application and some neat RFID technology to build a kitchen island that disappears into the basement when it isn’t wanted. It certainly wasn’t a quick project (Thaler’s renovations have taken more than five years), but it shows how impressive you can make a house if you’ve got time and a little engineering know-how. Hit the link for more details.

The Kitchen Sinks. Well, Part Of It[New York Times via IKEA Hackers

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