Designed as part of E-Cal’s Low Tech Factory exhibit, the Oncle Sam is a unique popcorn machine that pops one kernel at a time.
Created by Laurent Beirnaert, Pierre Bouvier, and Paul Tubiana this specific mechanism has a focus on both aesthetic, and functionality:
The Uncle Sam machine processes grains one by one, focusing on the transformation of corn into popcorn. An explosion that usually occurs en masse is here isolated so that the spectacle can be enjoyed. Satisfaction is at once visual and gastronomic.
Make sure to check out this video below for a demonstration of the technology:
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