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Geek My House: Building a Kitchen PC

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The Kitchen PC is, as you'd expect, a PC built into a countertop or cabinet. Locating a PC in your kitchen is worthwhile because once you have processing, storage, and a display where you're cooking, there's almost no end to what you might find for that PC to do:

  • Internet access gives you the ability to lookup new recipes, ingredients, preparation tips, and more. For example, do you know what a kiwano is? (We refer to them as alien seed pods…)
    Integrating the last chapter's barcode reader and database lets you maintain a running kitchen inventory, one you can use to help generate a grocery list and to track how you're doing on a diet

  • Recipes stored in a database would let menu planning software add items to the grocery list based on chosen dishes and existing inventory
    Tying digital scales to the PC helps you scale amounts

  • A video feed-from cable, satellite, or antenna, or from your network using the networked TV in Chapter 3-lets your PC double as a television


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