In the second article for Welikesmall, we sat down with designer Geof Crowl to discuss a coffee machine. Specifically, how WLS tapped into a $3000 Jura espresso machine to retrieve real-time, usable data on usage and maintenance. Turns out, my $3.50 drip cone and $10 coffee grinder are the better investments. Read on.

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“The real point of the project, though, was to learn more about the capabilities of programmable Arduino-type microcontrollers.

“If people had statistics like this and more from their everyday lives, they could draw all kinds of conclusions and parallels that might help them understand how they are living a little more.

“We always thought that coffee machine was a pain in the ass. Now we had the information to prove it.” -Geof Crowl

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