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Turn your 3D printer into a coffee-brewing robot
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By Alec | 3Ders.org

However, to build this impressive contraption, Elias did have to sacrifice a delta 3d printer (which tend to be pricey). The delta assembly is controlled using a BeagleBone Black board, which drives the five stepper motors, display information and the LCD display. It also connects to the web interface that Elias built to use it meaning you’ll need Wi-Fi to pour yourself a cup. That’s just an accident waiting to happen.

For those of you who’d like to create their very own pour-over coffee robot, Elias fortunately made all of his SketchUp designs and Python source-code open source. You can find it here. Also check out his page at Hackaday here. Just a word of warning: this isn’t a simple or cheap alternative. The average BeagleBone Black board will be more expensive than most coffee makers as it is, while a delta 3D printer quickly costs in excess of $300. But then again, how many laboratories can boast about a 3D printer-turned robotic coffee maker?

Also check out the movement of the DeBrew here:

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Posted on January 30, 2015
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