Open Wireless Kettle

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Sep 29 2012[edit]

Nathan followed-up with Sam and Charles on Friday at London Hackspace.

  • Charles: Worked on schematics Friday night
  • Sam: Will commit on Sunday.
  • Nathan: Will continue to follow-up

Sep 28 2012[edit]

Sam: What areas do you need to work on and progress so far? What do you need from Charles?
Charles: Same question. What do you need from Sam?



  • Timer
  • Measures Levels. Using Digital Scales.
  • Temperature Control
    • (For a Boiler, Not This Product) Adds Water - Water Source Attachment - Siphon Pump
  • Data - How many types of cup per ect, ect
    • Stored at Pachube, Open Energy Monitor (local MySQL dB)
  • Remote Kettle Telemetry / Cue for Order Time of Arrival / Cup Ordering
  • Instruction Readout: each LED represents: Coffee or Tea. How many sugars? Milk?
  • USB for external display, ect.

Specification Chain[edit]

  • Sketches
  • Design - CAD
    • Sam todo: sketch idea and general arrangement in Google Sketchup
  • Prototype
  • Integrate & Conclude Design
  • Final Prototype
  • Bill of Materials
  • Determine Costs / Markup

Open Source License[edit]

GPL V3 Affero

__author__ = ""
__copyright__ = "Copyright 2012"
__credits__ = [""]
__license__ = "GPL Affero"
__version__ = "3"
__maintainer__ = ""
__email__ = ""
__status__ = "Prototype"
#"Prototype", "Development", or "Production". 

This file is part of Open Wireless Kettle.

foobar is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Affero Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

foobar is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero Public License
along with foobar.  If not, see <>.

Ask the Crowd[edit]

What other features would you like from your kettle?


Saves Time / Water / Energy

Crowd Funding[edit]

  • Kickstarter - Requires US Bank Account - Partner with Wikispeed and Open Source Ecology
  • Indigogo?

Donation Reward[edit]

  • Every $100 connects London Hackspace hardware described as the donor's name to the internet.
  • Others?

Core Group[edit]

  • Sam - Software / Hardware Engineer
  • Charles - Fabrication
  • Nathan - Architect
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