Oncle Sam, A Popcorn Machine That Pops One Kernel at a Time

Oncle Sam

“…Satisfaction is both visual and gastronomic.”

For ECAL’s “Low-Tech Factory” exhibition, design students Laurent Beirnaert, Pierre Bouvier and Paul Tubiana created Oncle Sam, a popcorn machine that pops just one kernel at a time. At the final stages of the process, this contraption even butters and salts the single piece of popcorn that was produced. Watch this video to see the machine in action.

photo by Nicolas Genta