Electrolux goes open source with its Infinity I-Kitchen Linux refrigerator
Web-enabled refrigerators have been around for a while now. But, Electrolux takes a step further in the internet generation with its new Infinity I-Kitchen, developed in collaboration with the Brazilian subsidiary of Electrolux and ProFusion embedded systems. The refrigerator features a touchscreen-enabled ARM device running Linux that allows customers to access built-in applications including, notes, calendar, contacts, reminders, photos, tips and recipes with a clean user interface.
The display has a resolution of 480×800 and the hardware is a Freescale i.MX25 running at 400Mhz with 128Mb RAM. This new refrigerator brings high-end technology to the kitchen and provides users with unparalleled control over the refrigerator operations. We hope it also allows its owners to maintain their grocery list, enable shopping goods from the online retailers from the kitchen and watch television and send e-mail messages, so all you nerds can now operate from your kitchen while helping out your partner in the Christmas preparations. Image gallery after the jump.