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Title: Arduino-Controlled Keurig Coffee Maker with RFID
Post by: ab500 on Jan 04, 2012, 02:18 am
Hello everyone!

I recently finished hacking apart a Keurig coffee maker, adding an Arduino for controlling it from a netbook and an RFID reader for authenticating users. I did a full write up. See the youtube demo here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI1n5lJCzHs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI1n5lJCzHs)

You can see my writeup here:

http://andrewbrobinson.com/2011/12/27/hacking-the-keurig-b40-coffee-maker-part-1-hardware/
http://andrewbrobinson.com/2011/12/31/hacking-the-keurig-b40-coffee-maker-%e2%80%93-part-2-%e2%80%93-software/

The Keurig is actually a really cool piece of engineering- the photos of the unit disassembled are really cool in my opinion.
Title: Re: Arduino-Controlled Keurig Coffee Maker with RFID
Post by: Techone on Jan 04, 2012, 05:55 am
That is impressive project using RFID. I wonder... it is for the office ?  That will be the application for a RFID, because you want only a few selected co-workers to access the coffee maker. At home application... humm... wife, kids ...nah .. more for the office.

Cool project by the way.
Title: Re: Arduino-Controlled Keurig Coffee Maker with RFID
Post by: JO3RI on Jan 04, 2012, 12:46 pm
Well done. And ... You could make it Computer independent if you add an LCD to show your text. You could also use sd-card for keeping data and use the ethernet shield, so you have a network connection to check data stored (or go for and Arduino Ethernet)

Brew me some coffee please.  :D
Title: Re: Arduino-Controlled Keurig Coffee Maker with RFID
Post by: kduin on Jan 08, 2012, 12:30 am
Really nice project!

When i read the Subject-Line, this idea came into my mind:
A Coffee Maker (the one where you can select between cuppucino, coffe w/ milk, milk and sugar, ...),
which automatically brews your preferred coffee if you place your mug (with RFID-Tag on the ground) on it.

Title: Re: Arduino-Controlled Keurig Coffee Maker with RFID
Post by: madworm on Jan 08, 2012, 03:18 pm
I'd just take the laptop and scram :P

No need for coffee when you can play with a new piece of hardware.