HEAT MAP Microwave- a NEW invention

Birt 11 feb 2015
Here's an idea I've had for over a year on how to make a waaaaay better microwave using Infrared and Heat Maps! I hope you guys like it. If you want one, sign the petition here: www.bettermicrowave.com/

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Special thanks to FLIR for some help with some of the IR shots.

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  • mark is a genius. that's all I have to say.

  • Hey, Mark! You should work for NASA! 《GRIN》

  • I would buy it

  • So cool

  • Liked, subscribed and signed! Thank you for your channel and awesome idea on the microwave.

  • u sir are a genius

  • Sub for being awesome! and making awesome videos!

  • mark i dont like this idea..... b/c when you get rich off of this you're going to stop making youtube videos..... =(

  • I signed

  • Awesome

  • First video i ever shared

  • This is so creative and I know that cooking for my family and friends would be much faster and easier to do with this, I support it all the way :)

  • Dear mark rober, I love your videos, I love learning and I always want to keep learning and your videos give me knowledge that i didn't have before, i am looking forward to new videos and the enjoyment of learning some new.

  • who microwaves bacon...

  • Did it I want that 😁

  • I WANT 2...

  • When will you post a new video?

  • You should pat more often. Like 2 times a month at least

  • that is awesome I would buy one

  • It appears that I'm not the only one that had this idea :-), would be nice!

  • I like it, because it would make the sight-window uneccessary and that woult propably lead to a lower radiation-load outside the microwave and to lower energy consumption. Besides that I try to avoid using the microwave because of studies showing that the food becomes more unhealthy with using it.

  • Can you do sous vide with this?

  • Who the hell disliked this?

  • where did you get your tshirt?

  • Over range microwave ovens could benefit from this, since these appliances tend to be a lot more expensive than the countertop microwave. Microwaves with these features, would be the 'Pro' version of current ovens. I've done the microwaving a bit different lately, I would microwave the food for at least 3 or 4 minutes, then let the microwave sit for 5 minutes, then continue cooking, but with 30 seconds or so added to the cooking time. Seems to be fewer hot/cold spots that way. You would need this on foods, that require critical cooking times like 3 minute pizza, where adding just 10 to 15 seconds to the cooking time, will kill the pizza. The camera should have both infra-red, and regular video modes, plus the ability to pause the microwave from the smartphone. Another one is a smoke detector that stops the cooking in an instant, if the food is over cooking.

  • I love it!!!!

  • Mark Rober... Marco Rubio... Hmm...

  • I want this

  • Mark Rober has done it again!!!!!###!!!!!!##!!!!!!!!!!! Keep doing what you. Are doing mark Rober. Keep inventing new things and ideas

  • wow we have gotten lazy i love it

  • You're so hot and smart. Your wife is a lucky lady!

  • Can you do a room tour

  • I'm looking forward to your next video when will it be out? (BIG FAN)

  • One question though: if we're seeing white as perfectly cooked, how can we tell if it gets overcooked? This is awesome btw.

  • Why hasn't this been invented yet! Solid ingenuity Mr. Mark... Solid.

  • I'm sure you are also pioneering a new way to garner funding. I hope it takes off. Props!

  • Signed it. Shut up and take my money!

  • Honestly I luv this idea

  • This is a really cool idea!

  • Will it work with the door open?!

  • Dude awsome idea!!!! ........you need to go on Shark Tank or Dragons Den if your in Canada like me lol best of luck!! p.s. I'd buy it!! :) at a decent price ;)


  • I will TOTALLY buy this!!

  • Thank you mark


  • How come you ve found such a small thermal imaging sensor?? :-D

  • I would absolutely buy this. I love technology and this is great!

  • Oh god its brilliant. Love it

  • Good idea

  • Pleeease!!..Please Make it so this invention can be customized. as far as the "background/wallpaper" on the display...a slide show?? when the microwave is not in use... -Different melodies for when the food is complete?? Haha! ur favorite song?? -different tones for button presses?? Etc. Etc =) Thumbs Uppp!

  • Awesome, I wan't you to invent something to tell when my beer is cold too.

  • Coool and Hoooot...improvement.. how to know the temperature of food coverd by a dish for not to be dry the food??

  • im briggs's friend

  • Mark, that's a really good idea!

  • my god hell yes

  • I think you have a great idea, and I also think a lot of people would buy this. Even without the large screen, the automatic shutoff feature would be enough to make it a huge improvement. Personally, having grown up with a microwave and then learning how to use a toaster-oven, I far prefer the way food tastes coming out of a toaster-oven. Even if it takes far longer. Still, I hope this works out for you. I really hope the investors go for your idea. One last thought, having seen many messy microwaves, make sure the camera cover is easily cleanable; I know what happens when people don't cover certain things before putting them in. (Have you tested items covered with wax paper?)

  • Hey Mark I tried my best to get the world out about yours idea

  • Awsome idea ....

  • So amazing

  • I am colour blind.

  • I love this idea. Good job!

  • Yeah I've been using my seek thermal for checking temps for a while actually. Actually having it inside would be even better than that.


  • best idea i have heard in a long time….. i do agree with retrofitting old microwaves

  • When do you think they'll be out to buy?

  • Now this is a useful innovation. Though on burritos I just first defrost them and then cook them on 50% power.

  • Mark, Bacon-differences aside, I'm glad I found your channel - awesome. Thank Destin for the sub. take care

  • I would buy this. I will click the link. But if it truly gets invented, after I buy it I will *not* use it to cook bacon - bad Mark. Microwaving bacon is like pan-frying a hot pocket - it's just the wrong method.

  • Very cool! I would buy it right away and I'm going to tell all my friends about it!

  • Then why don't you design this and sell it and make lots of money.

  • Genius. +1

  • To be awfully honest: I have had this idea for the same reasons and I love you already for pushing this in reality! I have nothing to lose and little to give, but I'm in! What else can I do?

  • Heat cam in micro wave owen seem to be a good idea.

  • While I can't see a huge market in it, I would love to see a refit kit for existing microwaves. I detest the consumer market syndrome and while I would love one of these microwaves, truth is I have only ever used microwaves others upgraded from, i.e. saving them from landfill. The immediate problem I see of a refit kit is that it's probably not even economically if barely technically an option. No standard machine formats not control interface formats would be significant probable obstacles. If it costs as much to retrofit an existing microwave as to buy a new one, the idea is dead in the water.

  • SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • A true American Hero.....

  • *Love this in my microwave. Never will spill porridge again*

  • have your programable foods like popcorn and so on and so forth

  • Why is the bacon crunchy?

  • and this is how you become a milionaire one genius idea

  • We need this! Petition signed!

  • World have one more millioner :)

  • I can't lie that's not a bad idea.

  • Hey, Mark. Have you considered posting your idea on Quirky.com? It's a great platform for inventors with great ideas like yours! Besides, your invention could benefit from their alliance with General Electric. Maybe you've seen it but decided not to go with them for some reason... anyway, hope it helps.

  • Love your videos so glad I found you! Please keep up the great material Mark

  • niceone

  • I love it!! i want it!!!


  • The Zelda sound effect. Classy

  • I love the zelda sound :D

  • I don't know hos feasible this would be, but instead of buying a whole new microwave with this tech, wouldn't it make more sense to buy an attachment to the one that's already in your kitchen? Sure, you would lose some features like stopping automatically when done or adding time to the cooking, but it would be much more accessible as a separate gadget. It's a great concept, but I would not pay for a microwave with a screen in it, although I might buy one that could send the images to my phone. Build on the concept of sending the images to a phone, because most people have that screen in their pocket already.

  • Go to shark tank!

  • This is an excellent idea because I, as much as anybody else, hate burn popcorn!

  • that is quite a concept

  • Shut up and take my money!


  • Do you take visa

  • SIGNED! I love the idea. ... I might not be able to afford it as I just had twins now and have to get a bigger house and everything that follows..but I've done business with you in the past and it's been an enjoyable experience. I will gladly support you in this. Good luck Mr. Rober!

  • Make the pattent free to use for everyone so it will get cheap very soon.

  • Yes