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December 4, 2006

NES Controlled Espresso Machine

at 5:32 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, What Were They Thinking


If you like video games, this NES Espresso Machine allows you to wake up with caffeine and a game controller in your hand.

“I have long admired the pioneering work of Rancilio Silvia owners in modding their espresso machines. Here, I present my Silvia given a PIC 16F876 microcontroller brain, a 20 character VFD display, nintendo controller, three zero-crossing solid state relays, IC thermometer, laser cut acrylic top, cold cathode ground effects and shot light. This project has stretched out for quite some time, and will likely continue on as I pick away at it some more. But for now, the bulk of the first wave of coolness is complete.”

Via: Make