I went with my original plan of creating a plush frying pan that would simulate bacon cooking. Who doesn’t enjoy the smell, taste and sound of crackling bacon? I used an Arduino to create the flickering effect and attached a button that when pressed, causes the bacon to light up.
I added a hole to the handle for easy hanging on a pot rack or wall and the bacon is lit by LED lights
Stoves are obviously dangerous for children, as is splattering oil, so I could see this toy being great for kids who want to help cook breakfast (or breakfast for dinner)! This could also be a good solution for those who do not have a stove in their tiny NY apartment and miss having bacon in their life. In addition, I could see this being THE go to gift for a lumberjack baby shower. If I took this idea further I would add a speaker that plays crackling sounds when the button is pressed and perhaps some sort of smoky bacon scent.