This project went from idea to published in one night. There are probably tons of ways it can be improved. The main points are: 1. Bored tinkerers ar...
I got bored one night and wanted a cup of tea. So being the tinkerer I am I made a hacked together tea maker. Right now this is more of a description than a guide but I will happily answer any question I get in the comments.
tea bag and mug (of course)
Basic coffee maker (one you can afford to lose)
Oven thermometer (so you don't burn the house down)
6v power source (I used 4 AA batteries)
Step 2: Part 1: Boil
To boil my tea I used a coffeemate coffee maker (with the top part removed) as a hot plate. Slow but cheap. To disassemble simply take out a few screws and remove any piping. There is currently a melting plastic scent coming from mine so make sure to remove all piping before turning it on. To monitor the temperature of my tea I used a digital oven thermometer. This is the only unmodified item in this instructable.
Step 3: Part 2: Stir
To stir my tea I used the typical computer fan, magnets, and a scrap piece of plywood. There are plenty of Instructables on how to build this so I won't be going into great detail. If you wrote an instructable on how to make a stir plate I will gladly link it here.
Step 4: Part 3: Enjoy!
This project went from idea to published in one night. There are probably tons of ways it can be improved.
The main points are:
1. Bored tinkerers are dangerous beings
2. Mundane tasks can be sources for fun projects
3. A cup of tea is so much more fun when you use a magnetic stirrer. You get to watch the spinny vortex of doom.