How to Connect a Coffee Maker to a Network in Order to Monitor Office Brewing Habits

Coffee Maker

Foursquare software engineer David Taylor has created a detailed breakdown of how he connected a coffee maker to a network in order to monitor office brewing habits. The hacked system, which utilizes an Electric Imp microcontroller, monitors brews as they commence and end, sending a message to the office’s Slack coffee chat room, and compiles hourly and weekly brewing trends. Interested parties can also check out Taylor’s code for the project.



images via David Taylor