The Green & Social Coffeemaker Project [Arduino Powered]February 16, 2012

This project basically consist in hack performed to our coffee machine appliance by using an Arduino platform connected to Internet. The idea of the demo were to inform in Real-Time to our work colleagues when somebody is preparing a hot drink (coffee or tea), and most interesting when the coffee machine's water tank is empty and need water to continue working appropriately. To that aim we have connected our coffee machine to Twitter and everybody following its account will be able to monitor the appliance state.
After a bit of discussion we have decided to shift our initial bare interests, and we are using and applying now our prototype to promote a more ecological behaviour change among people that interact or follow the Twitter account of the Social Coffeemaker.

It uses an Arduino UNO, an Arduino Ethernet, a Level Sensor and a Current Sensor.

Via and source: Green and Social Coffee Maker

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