The office coffee machine is broken.  The sharp bit that pierces the coffee pods is, well, missing.

The workaround is to stab a hole in the pods with a nail.

I figured I could go more extreme...

Step 1: Planning

In my head, I saw a stapler with stabilisers.  When I did my manual thinking, it pretty much came out the same way - an arm with a spike on it to pierce the pod.

That's pretty much what I ended up with.
<p>That is really extreme for what seems like a tiny problem! Nevertheless a job well done and you are indeed the office coffee machine savior! Did it just disappear during a recent move or did someone misplace it? I always advise my staff to carefully prepare for any office move, else minor things like this could happen which cause a daily inconvenience.</p>
<p>I never did find out where the spike went, it had gone before I got to HQ.</p><p>Extreme? Nah...</p>
Why would anyone need to do this Keurig has a lifetime warranty if it breaks you send it back they send you a new one
<p>Every warranty has exceptions...</p>
<p>I have to say I have no use for this, but it made me laugh for a second. Great concept, I dig it! good work!</p>
<p>Haha, thanks.</p>
I feel like another person took it for a project
I made this before the move to Pier 9, so it's probably not needed any more. <br> <br>Any idea who used it, or for what?
Is this like, a common problem ?
I wouldn't know, I had never used a pod machine before visiting HQ.
I've worked at two places that had <a rel="nofollow">Keurig machines</a>....which is what I thought you were talking about...but am not sure now.<br> <br>
you, my friend, are like the office coffee saviour.
Thank you.
Nice, why didn't you just fix the machine!
The missing spike was hollow, to allow coffee through, and I would have had to put the machine out of commission for at least one day, maybe more, while I dismantled it and furtled in its innards. <br> <br>Plus, I enjoy hacking at lumps of wood.
Well, who dosn't enjoy hacking at wood!
So instead of fixing the Keurig machine you made another machine to replace the missing function of the first machine? <br> <br>hmm... i think you have been in 'merica too long. <br>
Coffee saviour ... they'll have you back again lol
Oh, I hope...
Nice contraption. Beware of NASA's spies!
Nice Job....
Do you need a tetanus shot before use?
Possibly afterwards...
Sounds like your savior for the office coffee fix.
Doesn't it just?
I think I would have gone for a deathly finger extention, an office accessable drill press, or maybe a really big laser.
From the land of tea and pub to the land of Starbucks,<br> an elegant fix for a.. a coffee fix :)
YES. No longer will instructables employees have to stoop for cheap workshop screws to get our caffeinated drinks!
My first response to this is HALLELUJAH
Yay! Thank you for making this :)

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