Coffee Pot Automation circa 1985
by Gordon Meyer
That's why I had to laugh at the CommoCoffee 64. It is a 1985 peripheral for allowing a Commodore 64 computer to directly control a coffee maker. The text is not in English, but there's a nifty photo scanned from the Italian magazine Microcomputer. Whacky, but not all surprising given the holy grail status of coffee pot automation. (Thanks for the link, BoingBoing.)
I almost didn't include coffee pot automation in Smart Home Hacks, but a close friend and tech reviewers insisted that it was necessary. Thus, if you have the book, turn to Hack #37 for full details on how to accomplish this using more modern techniques with your Mac, Linux, or Windows computer. Ahhh, progress.
Here's the translation of the text for you:
|Thanks for the translation, Spectrum!|
I'm in the middle putting together a presentation on HA and the first thing I did was to create a set of slides on automating a coffee pot (or not ;-). Thanks for the link. I'm including it in my presentation and I'm stealing your words (I'll give you credit).