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nextWAVE is a smart microwave built for the hardware hackathon section of HackIllinois.

nextWAVE solves the ‘problem’ of not knowing how long to microwave your food. We built an Android app that allows you to scan barcodes, and look up cook times in a Firebase Database. The app can be launched using an NFC tag. Then, the app can turn on the microwave via wifi using a Spark Core Microcontroller. While your food is cooking, the cook time is displayed on a Pebble Smartwatch App. Finally, when the food is done cooking, it will open itself and play “Funky Town”.

You can view all the source code here and see a video of the working microwave here.