Today's Hardware Friday is one I want to highlight for somewhat selfish reasons, mostly because I want something like this in my office. The kitchen is on the other side of the building from me and I can't hear the ding when it's done. So I'd love to be able to see the status of the coffee making remotely. And I have a co-worker who's interested in getting started with Netduino. So if I can "support" him in that and get a wifi enabled coffee pot too!
- Netduino plus 2 (60$)
- Simple coffee machine (25$)
- 3 Male-Male jumper wires
- 3 Female-Female jumper wires
- Or 3 Male-Female jumper wires
- Ethernet cable
- Pololu Basic SPDT Relay Carrier with 5VDC Relay (4$)
- Usb cable
- VS.Net 2010 (or the free VS.Net express)
- (Optional) Wifi N Range Extender (DAP-1360) (60$)
Here I am, creating a new blog on a premise to show how simple it was to build a wifi coffee machine. I had no intentions to post a "How-to" on that, but some dudes suggest me to share it and I found this was not a bad idea.
I want to clarify that practically anyone can do it easily in one weekend, even if you have little or no experience in coding or soldering. For my experience, before I started that "Weekend" I had no experience in soldering and 2 weeks of experimentations with the netduino. For the programming part, its my job so I have tons of it! But don't panic if you don't, I'll post my programming code.
- You have to find a simple coffee maker, ideally with just one push button or switch. Like this one or my old one on the right.
- When everything is hook up you can try these commands
- http://<your ip address>/START
- http://<your ip address>/STOP
- http://<your ip address>/STATUS
- You should see your coffee start and close with a response in your browser saying that your coffee is brewing or in standby.
Enjoy a good cup of geek coffee ;)