Some time ago, I started a project with the goal to convert my daughter’s BRIO toy stove to a awesome electronic version. Here is the original for reference: http://www.jollyroom.se/produkter/brio-spis-rod
I could have gone over to IKEA and bought their toy kitchen, but my daughter had already gotten the BRIO one when she turned two. Besides, how many plates does IKEA’s kitchen have? Two - that’s one less than three, and it’s only on/off! Not to mention that there is no lights for the oven at all. Pff.
My, well, my daughter’s, stove will keep the original 3-plate layout of the BRIO stove and have a “heating element” for the oven, each individually controlled with 6-pos switches and use pwm for intensity.
I intend to build the heating elements much like your regular acrylic LED-lit signs, but do them in multiple layers so that I can add some window tinting film to make the plates black when turned off.
Where am I at now? Well, I’ve got the electronics made and I’ve made a cad model of the stove. The project did however come to a halt when I asked a guy what it would cost to have the acrylics cut and engraved. Cheebus…
So now I’m waiting for my GF to come along and help me do some cutting. My daughters is still perhaps a bit too young to understand how cool it will be anyways, but maybe I can have it don by the time she turns 3 at the start of the year.
A pic of the cad model: