Cutting Board with Integrated Scale

img missing Cut and measure ingredients with the same tool = one dish less to clean and less time spent. Sounds good but so far its only a design prototype.


The cutting scale was designed by Jim Termeer and Jess Giffin. It won the 3rd price at the 2006 designboom / BUESSEL design competition. The two designers estimate that it will be possible to manufacture such a scale in about 1-5 years by embedding the following electronics into cutting board material:

  • Strain gauge sensor grid technology that enables precise measurements to be embedded in a substrate (1-3 years)
  • Low-voltage PV (Photovoltaic) that would provide sufficient power (1-3 years)
  • “Electronic ink” display technology that does not use light and can be embedded into substrates (1-5 years)

We are looking forward specifically to the Strain gauge sensor grid technology where we can see lots of other applications in household and clothing goods.

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