Arduino boards are as invasive as mice and rats. After conquering many home labs, they now have started entering kitchens too. Must we lock them out or can we bend this force in our favour?

How about baking a cake together? That's what Raspberry Pi enthusiast Somnath Bera must have thought when he started building a kitchen weighing scale from scrap parts. The recipe is quite simple:

1 Arduino compatible board
1 Alphanumeric LCD
1 Strain gauge
1 HX711 analog amplifier

Mix in a bowl. Solder at reasonable temperature. Serve with a generous sprinkling of nuts, bolts and washers.