Can you make an instructable on how to make Turkish Coffee??
Posted by hwihl 10 years ago
Just over a year ago, the BBC had a coffee-powered car built, along the lines of this popular instructable. Now, that same car has been used to set a new speed record for a gasification-powered car, previously set at 47mph by Beaver Energy, using a car run on gasified wood-chips. With his car running coffee grounds, engineer Martin Bacon and his team from County Durham. pushed the record up to 65mph, an official Guinness Record, although it falls short of the team's goal of 80mph. The BBC article is here, but if you're outside the UK, and can't watch the video, the same video is below, but lacks the voices.
Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago
Some of you will have seen the Honda that runs on trash. Jimmason built a gasification plant into the back end of the Honda, and ran the car on the gas produced. A classic Make, which the BBC have recreated, in the form of a car that runs on used coffee grounds. The video is here (click and scroll down to the second video) - it won't embed from the BBC. No sign of a credit for the source, but I do know that the chap in the video knows this site exists, since I tried to persuade him to join. What do you reckon - coincidence or plagiarism?
Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago
Coffee tables can really bring a room together, especially if they're high-tech and provide their own entertainment. They're expensive, as the site suggests, but just the ideas warrant personal kudos. Of course, as with any coffee table, you'll need to have a coffee table book about coffee tables.Link via Neatorama
Posted by joshf 10 years ago
Next week we'll be beginning the Coffee Cup Challenge. Make an Instructable that shows a cool reuse of a paper coffee cup and win a solar-powered Voltaic backpack and some gift cards for Starbucks coffee! You can use one cup or a thousand. You can use them on their own or add anything else to it. Just show us a cool use for a cup! UPDATE: Contest will run from 4/12 - 5/9 International entries are accepted
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
Ok, so this is my first post. I love this site! Anyway, I have a couple of old coffee pots that still heat the water, they just dont make coffee anymore. Im wondering if maybe i could make a very small and very low energy use space heater out of the parts. any ideas on how this might be accomplished would be great.
Posted by kithso 9 years ago
On Sunday the 12th after hours of collaboration, I submitted my entry, Coffee Orange Coffee Cake, to the Coffee Challenge; and the notes said that it would take a business day for it to be reviewed prior to actually being posted. Yesterday I patiently waited; and first thing this morning I checked for its appearance in the Challenge; however, it was not there, and I don't want to miss out on the action. Could you please check the status of my entry. Other people helped me to put it together, and I really wouldn't want to disappoint them especially in view of all the hard work that was undertaken on my behalf. Please let me know. Best regards, Chef Sea
Posted by chefsea 6 years ago
Was hoping there was an instructable for this, but there isn't! So does anyone know whether it's possible to take apart a Starbucks coffee tumbler so you can change the design insert yourself? I know Starbucks sell a tumbler with a screwed-on bottom so you can do this, but I already have a normal tumbler with a crappy design...
Posted by choklad 10 years ago
I was wondering can you use just normal paper party cups? ( I don't drink coffee)
Posted by wewantska 8 years ago
Two projects I'm thinking of will use pressure sensors. The first is a device that would sit under coffee air pots. There have been countless times when I've gone to get coffee at a self-serve place and there are five pots, but no one tells the counter person they are running dry and I then I have to wait for them to brew. A pressure plate under the pots would control set of red/yellow/green LEDs to indicate how full the pots are. The second is to use a pressure plate outside the door where your pet comes in and out of the house. It would trigger a doorbell when your pet wants in before it gets a chance to start scratching up the woodwork.
Posted by PeterinVT 7 years ago
Hi instructable community. I am currently graduating, and I own a 484sq. feet (45m^2) apartment. I have the basics and am quite grateful for what I have. however, I belive that a coffee table is almost a necessity. The problem is that if the table isn't wide enough, it won't be of much use, and if it's too wide, it will occupy too much space and will be in the way. That's (hopefully) where you brilliant minded people come in. I was thinking about a folding coffee table that will be thin, and when I have company over, I pull on it or something and it widens up so it can comfortably hold a few glasses and maybe a book or too. I have added a few images of the area that the table will go. The couch is 2m in length (6.56167979 feet) so you can get a generall image of the room. The couch is on a slight angle, so the small plant can fit behind it (it's on a chair so it can get sunlight), so I can move the couch around a little for a bit more room. Please keep in mind that I do not have many tools, but I know how to work with raw materials, It will just take a little more time (instead of an electrical saw, I have a hand saw. Same job, takes longer). Also I don't have alot of spare money and I can't find "special" items (for example, ball bearings, and pivot and swirlly stuff are out of the picture). I know it sounds quite bizzare but I would like some help. It doesn't HAVE to be a foldable table, but I would prefer it to be, because the couch is also a bed, so if someone comes over for a couple days, I need to be able to "hide" the table to open up some space. Worst case scenario, I'll make a small(ish) chest that will double as the table. Thank you for your time reading this message. I will be glad to hear from any of you!
Posted by GeorgeK31 2 years ago
Hi guys i wanted to get some feedback on my instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-n-compact-Coffee-filtering-coffee-mug/ i think is a very good idea but for some reason i can't get much feedback. so i'm coming to the forums for help.. also what do you guys recommend to improve my chances of getting featured? seems like thats the only way to get views and get tons of feedback... any help on how to improve my instructable would be appreciated.. also if you have feedback post it on the intructable itself thanks!!
Posted by mstyle183 6 years ago
Add your favorite: coffee shop, cafe, place, and even your favorite drink to get there! If its a gastation, add the location and name of it! If you add a picture, i will add it to the pictures on this topic! don't forget to join the llcoffee group!
Posted by J@50n 8 years ago
This coffee table is a great reuse of an old wooden cart. Basically all the wood was replaced and the metal parts were cleaned up to create a pretty stunning piece. Makes me want to take a trip out to Urban Ore and do some digging around. before & after: drawers + coffee table + bike makeovers
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
I wonder if anyone, with experience, can make Instructables explaining how to make coffee substitutes. I understand that coffee substitutes have been made from different sources: chicory, dandelion roots, coffeeweeds, garbanzo beans and, grains. Cassia occidentalis is known as Coffeeweed in some parts of the United States and as Hedionda in Puerto Rico. The Cassia occidentalis and Senna occidentalis produce a very aromatic brew. It was used once during a coffee shortage.
Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago
Texas artist Joel Hester turns old junk metal into very sturdy functional pieces of furniture, like these awesome coffee tables made from car hoods:I gotta say, I love the idea of a coffee table that not only won't be damaged by pets, small children or flying objects, but could actually fend off such things. Want one yourself? Well, it'll run you at least $ 700. Ugh...think I might pull out the welder and learn to make them myself...Link via Treehugger
Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago
I'm looking to build my own automatic pour-over coffee brewer. Does anyone know how the water spout is moving in that spiral rotation? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invergocoffee/invergo-the-first-automated-pour-over-coffee-syste
Posted by Brennn10 3 years ago
I just saw a video on the web about a heater made out of a coffee can and some other odds and ends. My question is, its a 12v dc contraption. Can I use 12v ac instead ( like splice a 12v plug for a keyboard or something ) or will it not work? I can be more detailed if needed but i didnt want to post where or what the video was exactly since Im not sure Im allowed.
Posted by kithso 9 years ago
Computer based automation projects really interest me. DIY laser cutters, circuit board routers, plotters and now finally for those baristas that want to take it to the next level there is a Latte Printer. Here's some sweet photo's of this latte maker in action at SIGGRAPH 2008.Along the same lines of Coffee and Technology. Here's someone who used a high powered laser to heat his Nescafe. This teapot is very famous. It's called the Utah Teapot and it is often used as a "hello world" project for imaging programs.-bgvia neatorama
Posted by lamedust 9 years ago
Yet another benefit of getting an adequate amount of sleep: a more accurate memory. According to researchers in Europe, a lack of sleep increases the likelihood of forming false memories. However, there are two ways of avoiding this: test subjects who caught up on their sleep debt had a similar level of false memories as those who had not been sleep deprived at all. Or, you can try the classic morning method: drink coffee.They took two more groups of volunteers, deprived them of sleep, and then gave them either caffeine or a placebo in the morning, one hour before their memories were tested. The group given caffeine had 10% fewer false memories than those who did not receive any, an effect McCabe describes as "quite striking."Despite their recent closures, Starbucks must be very excited to hear this news.Take a look at the full sleep/memory article from naturenews. How much sleep are you getting each night?
Posted by joshf 10 years ago
I have just one question: I understand that we must base our project on paper coffee cups, but are we allowed to use Styrofoam cups as long as they are not the main component? As in, if we still have more paper than Styrofoam, is it alright?
Posted by TFElite 8 years ago
Hey people,do you think he revealed coffee to coin magic correctly?here is the video..
Posted by Mfmalive 11 years ago
Anyone have or seen an instructable or tutorial on how to make this??? It's basically a normal coffee table where the sides can swivel up and become TV trays. http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2011/04/22/white-trash-repairs-not-a-kludge-transforming-table/ desperately want! your help and ingenuity is greatly appreciated!
Posted by mrshow555 7 years ago
I just followed a great post to hack my Delonghi Coffee Grinder here: http://ping-pong-balls.blogspot.ca/2012/03/so-youve-bought-delonghi-kg89-how-to.html However in the process I shamefully snapped off one of the knobs and part of the circuit board attached to it snapped. I'm wondering if there's a more or less easy way to fix this, such as a short circuit around the timer, or perhaps even create a new makeshift dial. I'm a PCB novice, so any tips or re-directions would be great. Thanks!
Posted by jwchan 5 years ago
For people who want a reasonably portable non-electric espresso-making solution that's also affordable, there are a few alternatives. A few examples: Pneumatic: https://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-held-Espresso-maker/ http://www.handpresso.com/ http://mypressi.com/ Brute force: http://unmodifiedpresso.blogspot.se/ Results are--of course--variable with all of these solutions. From what I've gathered, apart from issues with bad coffee, with grind setting/quality or with tamping, the major issues have to do with temperature and pressure. Then there're the issues of convenience/comfort. How would you like to address such issues? Re. temperature, there's the time-honoured method of preheating all the parts by rinsing with just-boiled water. I like the idea in principle but I'd like a way to ensure that the water used for extraction stays in the right temperature range for as long as possible. Possible solutions: 1. Phase change metals such as the ones used in Joulies: http://www.joulies.com/pages/frontpage (different temperature target of course; not DIY-friendly) 2. A large reservoir of hot water. Make the machine hollow so that it can hold a lot more hot water and ensure that this large volume can stay in contact with the extraction chamber. May make the machine more pleasant to hold and use :) a possibility may be to have a water container encircling the existing water chamber in the Presso. Or just pour a lot of near-boiling water in a tank from which only enough water for one or two shots is released into the extraction chamber. Eg. make the Presso's water-reservoir much larger but design it so that only enough for one or two shots is released when the handles are raised to the appropriate position. 3. Insulation. Design as a thermos in such a way that metal parts won't rapidly transfer heat away from the water. What're your ideas?
Posted by Aimless 6 years ago
Hello I'm a Peace Corps volunteer working with coffee. I'm helping farmers improve the quality of their coffee. To do this they need to dry their coffee very well. It is hard to tell if the coffee is dried enough without a moisture meter, and a moisture is very expensive. Does anyone know of how to build a moisture meter? this tells what percentage of the weight of the coffee bean is water, I believe. Or if anyone knows where to get one inexpensively, that would also help. Many thanks
Posted by eddieobrien 10 years ago
As my depression era ancestors would say, those plastic containers that coffee comes in are "just too good to throw away." Other than the obvious uses as a bailing bucket or a scoop, does anybody have a really inventive application? Maybe this could be an "ible" contest.
Posted by axiesdad 8 years ago
- How to Make Your Own Coffee Single Bags - I discovered the most wonderful way to make your own coffee single bags using ordinary coffee filters! Step1: Take a single coffee filter 8-12 cup, and pour 1 1/2 TBSP Coffee into the round bottom area. Fold the coffee filter in half like a taco so that all the round edges meet, being careful to keep the coffee within the half-moon region that represents the circular bottom. Step 2: Fold the bottom right corner up over the front up and to the left as far as it will allow, then fold the bottom left corner up over the front and to the right as far as it will allow. The remaining edges of the coffee filter should stick up out of the center slightly flanged wide. Step 3: Fold the top right edge of the remaining filter down and to the left and fold the top left edge of the remaining filter down and to the right so they bring the top of the filter to meet in the center. At this point the top of the filter may be slightly pointed. Step 4: Fold the top of the filter down once about 1/4" to create a flat edge instead of a pointed edge. Finally, fold the entire top down like an envelope flap to create a "satchel". Finish by stapling through the folded top flap. If desired a string can be stapled to the satchel at the same time. The is a perfect coffee bag that prevents any grounds leaking out and allows for enough space within the satchel to allow the water to flow freely and steep out the coffee color and flavoring. I prefer to leave the bag in my cup and just microwave the whole thing for about 2.5 minutes. I then recommend you let it sit to steep for an additional 2 minutes to fully develop the flavor. These are ideal to make in advance and can be stored in ziplock bags and taken to work for making a convenient single cup of coffee. Give it a try! Jeffrey Bryant Bishop
Posted by Jeffrey Bryant Bishop 7 years ago
I'm just on FIAH with these Topics. But this one's cool too. Via ScienceDaily: A collaboration between researchers from Cornell, University of Chicago, and iRobot has resulted in a robot gripper that conforms to practically any object. From the article: Here's how it works: An everyday party balloon filled with ground coffee -- any variety will do -- is attached to a robotic arm. The coffee-filled balloon presses down and deforms around the desired object, and then a vacuum sucks the air out of the balloon, solidifying its grip. When the vacuum is released, the balloon becomes soft again, and the gripper lets go. This sounds like another hi-tech device that could easily be duplicated by a DIYer. All you need is a balloon, coffee grounds, and a vacuum pump. Update 2 November: Found the video! It gives a much better idea of how the thing works. Via, image from same.
Posted by CameronSS 7 years ago
Here's a useful bit of technology I discovered. Having bought a new coffee maker - a "Mr. Coffee" type drip machine - I found that it left the coffee with a nasty plastic taste. You could also smell the same plasticy aroma just opening up the packaging. I was advised that washing the coffeemaker and running a lot of water through it would cure this. Well, it didn't seem to. Other suggestions included vinegar, powdered "coffee pot cleaner", and running it through the dishwasher (well, please don't run an electrical appliance through your dishwasher, OK?) But I did have something on hand that eliminated the smell and taste completely - Vodka. Thoroughly moisten a paper towel with vodka (Everclear would work, too) - and wipe down all the interior surfaces (especially plastic ones). Mostly this means the water reservoir, the filter basket, and any lids. The glass carafe can be done, too. Use at least a shot or two of vodka. (Not counting that which you drink.) Follow with a thorough rinse. Evidently the bad-tasting plastic residue is soluble in alcohol.
Posted by ebenostby 6 years ago
I have got a soldering iron of 60W, (with a damaged tip). And the main purpose of this project is to make a low power water or coffee heater with things you already have. Im not a tech savy, but i know that the iron has a 2 pin socket. So, if you dip it directly in water, u'll get a shock if you touch the water. Another modification is needed- the heating rod. the rod is made of crude iron, which can easily rust, and the tip has some leftover solder, which can poison the coffee. can someone help in this?
Posted by arnab321 6 years ago
Just today, my brother offered to give me his old coffee maker that he had replaced with a newer one. He is well aware of my electronics hobby, which is why he offered to give it to me in the first place. Nothing is wrong with the coffee maker electronically - he just didn't use it for a long time in which it became moldy on the inside. He cleaned the inside properly, and as a precaution I did it a second time. Now that it is cleaned, I'm curious as to if I could turn it into a solder pot. Seeing plenty of DIY solder pots, I'm thinking I could use an empty soup can, cut to a reasonable size, and have it rest on the heating element of which the coffee pot would normally rest on. Would I be able to do just that or no? Any suggestions as to what to use for the "bath" or "pot" of which will hold the molten solder? Thanks in advance! P.S. This is a basic electric drip coffeemaker I'm wanting to salvage - just to clarify.
Posted by TXVisual 11 months ago
Hey all! I'm looking for collaborators in this project, I'm planning on making an espresso machine for my venue (The Alibi). Since professional machines can cost over 5000 dollars, I would like to make one for under 150. I will compromise and allow us to move back to the 50's and have it be hand pressed, in fact, a steampunk espresso is exactly what I'm looking for. Huge levers and spinning gears are perfect. The only critical thing would be the water temperature (i hear it has to be =>199 & <=201.Any ideas?
Posted by lamedust 10 years ago
I'm launching a new site next week called Cup Zombie am looking for folks to participate with me. It's a little off beat but my idea is to get people to start thinking differently about what is trash and what can be saved - and to have fun with it :)! The url is www.cupzombie.com Thank you!!!! Hannah
Posted by thecheapskatemom 6 years ago
Hey All...Just giving someone an idea for an instructable, the Interactive LED coffee table designed by Evil Mad Scientist is IMO pretty damn sweet but i can by no way afford the kits or table, so I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to go about a DIY. it looks fairly simple but i'm still learning the basics of electronics.here is their websiteInteractive LED Coffee Table by Evil Mad Scientisteven something similar would be pretty sweet.Cheers Guys and GalsAndrew
Posted by TANN-MANN 10 years ago
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Posted by randofo 8 years ago
Hey people, Hakan here! I'm planning to start a diy coffee table with built-in bluetooth speaker and wireless charging dock. I ll start with electronics and I want to have high quality high volume sound because I ll be using the table also a home theater system. Unfortunately I know nothing about elecronics, can anyone help?
Posted by hakantopaloglu 1 year ago
I am looking to design a coffee mug that reminds the user via a speaker attached to the door in some way, that they are leaving the house without their coffee. The project will need a sensor at the door that can recognize a sensor built into the mug, I'm thinking Thermos style yet able to fit in a normal sized cup holder, that can be machine washed without damaging the inside components. (The design can have an attachable bottom to hold the hardware and battery source, so the main part is machine washable.) And an additional sensor is needed on the users car keys to recognize the user is leaving the house. when both the mug sensor and the key sensor pass at the same time a "have a nice day _______user name_____" voice recording plays when only the key sensor goes past the door receiver a " ____User name____ is forgetting their coffee" voice recording plays My questions are for what type of sensors will I need to purchase in order to create this project? and how would I set up the code to recognize the combination of sensors vs. the single sensors by passing the door sensor? Thank you for your help Indestructable community
Posted by Ragestine 3 years ago
Dear Techfreaks, I have a rather technical question for you guys. I have a big, company-suited coffee machine which I'd like to mod, to be internet connected. My idea is to read the LCD screen of the machine, by intercepting the wires, and interpreting the signals with a microcontroller. I'd need to read the data, and convert it into ASCII, so I can drop them on a website, and in fact have a (sort of live) view of the LCD. The used LCD is a standard 16x2, 16-pin LCD. Does anyone have any experience with doing this? Or any tips? I couldn't find a project online which wanted to do the same thing as I did. Thanks in Advance, Willem.
Posted by WillemB14 2 years ago
This is a place for the volunteers from the new volunteer group to introduce themselves and how they can offer advice/help, if they haven't already done that. I'll start. I know a lot about coffee. Roasting, brewing, serving, etc. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions about coffee, or coffee related machines. (roasters, airpot brewers, espresso machines, etc.) I've also been doing a lot with biodiesel, and I can offer advice on that subject. (Instructables coming as soon as I finish them)
Posted by drinkmorecoffee 10 years ago
I received the following email from Robot, when I submitted my entry for the COFFEE CUP contest: The problem is the last line, the "requirements"....am I missing something or is this a requirement of the Coffee cup contest also? This is to confirm that your entry 'Telephone Pickup Loop w/coffee cup enhancement' for the 'Coffee Cup Challenge' has been received and will be reviewed. The contest closes on May 9, 2010. 12:00 AM. Thank you for submitting your Instructable to the Coffee Cup Challenge. The contest is moderated, and so your entry is waiting to be reviewed. This process can take up to 48 hours. If after 48 hours or so your project has still not been accepted, then it did not meet all of the requirements for participation in the contest. You will then need to make the appropriate changes to your project so that it meets the contest requirements and re-submit it to the contest. Requirements: - Entry involves improving health or makes life easier for someone affected by an injury, diisability. or sickness.
Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago