The Toaster Challenge.


How much energy does it take to power a toaster?

World famous track cyclist Robert Förstemann battles a 700w toaster. Can he, with his 74cm legs, generate enough energy to create a golden-brown toast?

The challenge was set up to show how much energy we humans consume compared to what we can generate. This is a graduation project from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts filmed in Stockholm, Sweden.

The finishing examples estimate how many Roberts that would be needed to power either a petrol car consuming 6,5l/100km for one hour, or a one-hour Boeing 737-800 flight.

It just goes to show how much electricity we use in the home. Choosing a company that generates green energy from renewable sources will help cut carbon emissions in the environment, and slow the greenhouse effect.

Think about the planet.

Producer and Director – Nathan Grossman Director of photography – Johan Hannu Original music – Fredrik Wictorsson Mechatronic engineers – Jitin Thomas and Satyajit Bagchi

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18th February 2019 by Chris Gibson
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