Modular Espresso Machine Is Designed To Be Hacked [Video]
Signature espressos can be created that are user-specific, and just outright delectable.
“Hack Your Espresso” is a machine that lets users control every aspect of the coffee-making process, from start to finish. While that steamy cup of caffeine is the desired end-product, the machine itself is something you need to fully enjoy as well. The Brews Brothers, a team of three Australian students from the RMIT University in Melbourne, designed this device to be an open source machine that lets users save their coffee settings and view other users' presets.
To give users a complete hands-on experience, the team designed a perforated back that makes customizing the control center and getting inside the machine easier. Two side boards on either side of the machine acts as a buttress for all the components. Face panels can be removed, which then exposes the internal structure. The best feature of this machine is the complimentary app, which lets users remotely access the machine to set specific pressure and temperature profiles.