This is actually a remote controlled coffee maker, but my wife, Semone, calls it her "Feel Like A Queen Coffee Machine" because she can start it without getting out of bed in in the mornings. Check out the short video below.
Step 1: How this project came about
Like a lot of people, my wife cannot function until she has her morning coffee. Awhile back her coffee maker quit working. I wanted to do something nice for her so I offered to get her a new coffee maker with a built in timer. She quickly let me know that a timer just wouldn't do since she likes her coffee freshly brewed and rarely gets up at the same time every morning. She suggested a remote controlled coffee maker she could turn on without getting out of bed. Needless to say you can't go out and buy one of those babies at the local department store. A quick internet search brought up a couple of remote controlled coffee makers people had made. They all involved smart phones, computers or expensive appliance control modules. Expecting her to operate one of those complicated devices before her morning caffeine hit would be too much to ask, so instead I designed and built her the "Feel Like a Queen Coffee Machine". Even with her eyes still closed she can now have freshly brewed coffee in minutes no matter what time she wakes up. We were thrilled to find out this project won second place in the Coffee Challenge. Ironically we won a really nice timer controlled coffee maker. Just what my wife didn't want. LOL Our prize will soon find its way onto Ebay.