Device: Kitchen scale

Description: Prototype for a kitchen scale tha turns itself over and weighs itself

Video length: 3' 52"


Year: 2003

Materials: Cardboard, plastic gear set

Electronics: Microcontroller BASIC Stamp 2 by Parallax

Programming: PBasic, Stamp Editor

Dimensions: 13x13x10 cm
Power: 9v power supply


"The collection Self-made objects are designed to have an experience of their own functions. For example, there is a kitchen scale that turns itself over and weighs itself. This is an example of an object having a self-reflection experience: the function for which the object has been designed has turned into the one that gives it meaning" Gizmodo interview 2005




Self-made scale © Roger Ibars 2003

QuickTime movie