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Homemade Automatic Espresso Loader [Video]

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A dude named Roy decided to make a kick ass three flavor automatic espresso loader for his graduate electronics class. The device works by using a Parralax Propeller board “to control three servos that regulate the amount of coffee dispensed, chosen by a handy LCD HMI (human machine interface). After the coffee is dispensed, the chute swings out of the way. A modified inkjet cartridge carrier (from a dead printer) is then used to compact the beans.”

If that doesn’t make any sense, you can simply hit the jump and watch a video of the machine in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Poe8Jqmq5BY&feature=player_embedded

(via Hack a Day)

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