Scrounged coffee roaster

uglyroast coffee roaster

I’ve been known to modify an innocent kitchen appliance or two, but Derek Bradford has me beat. Derek is on the third iteration of his ‘uglyroast‘ coffee roaster. Since the nearest Home Depot is a continent away, he’s limited to simple parts and tools. The beans are heated with a gas stove. The second version used an electric fan and a camp stove. The latest one has a dedicated motor and sits over a gas range.


  1. Dave says:

    You could roast your nuts if you are not careful!!!! :)

  2. steve says:

    well ithink this is perfect for hackaday as your all nuts .imean coffe roaster .these are kichen appliances for the ladys not for big buch men come on hackaday lets have some hacks these are not hacks at this rate i may bann myself from hackaday its getting so basic . next pls

  3. Dave says:

    You are the one who is basic Steve. Post something you have hacked or stop knocking other peoples work.

  4. mahder pwned says:

    steve, your only saying that this aint a hack because you have no nuts.

    who the hell is will o’brien? is it a mutant ailien that has taken over eliot!!1||||||

  5. grayskies says:

    eliot is at a funeral today, as i recall

  6. also hates steve says:

    oops. you left the ‘e’ in “next”.

  7. Nope, funeral was yesterday. Will is my good friend who I hired to write how-tos on Engadget. He’s decided to step up and take over the daily feature for Hack-A-Day as well.

  8. Rich says:

    Can this roast trolls too!? Now if I could only grow some coffee in the back yard…

  9. steve says:

    I’m steve the troll. Please feed me more everyone because your hatred makes me feel good about myself. You see I’m starved for attention in real life so I have to gain it through your scorn. It may be pathetic, but it is how I get my kicks.

    So please keep feeding your local troll.

  10. steve says:

    post 9 is imposter also ur all nuts how can i post somthing on hackaday when i know that you will never understand it what is the point i am far to advanced for this site and all its pethetick readers if you all raise your iq a few thousand you might understand but i know that will never happen never mind you can all just carry on being pethetick LOVE STEVE

  11. Andrew says:

    oh come on guys you all know steve attempts the hacks. and he complains about the ones he cant do. which just so happens to be all of them.

    also love the site. elliot. ive been reading in the shadows for quite some time now :P.

  12. pretorious says:

    Now to make one out of a 55 gallon barrel.

  13. steve says:

    THey say that to understand someone, you have to walk a mile in his shoes.

    I think the solution, then, is for all of us to become steve. “In a world of steves, only one man had the courage to be steve”

    Now, let me take a little jump back onto topic: Welcome aboard, will. Great first post, whether the other steves liked it or not. True makers read stuff like this to see how people overcome challenges in their projects. They see maybe one more skill they can learn in a howto, one more tool they can use. If you only read hack-a-day because you want someone to hand-hold you, you want simplified instructions a toddler could follow, then you will find hack-a-day is not your kind of place. I dub thee “script kiddee”. Get off my lawn.

  14. mike says:

    13: grr, you did not just use the term “maker”!

  15. Andrew says:

    i agree with 14
    not maker!

    all your hack belong to world.

  16. Wait a second… Makers?

  17. mattyfu says:

    I totally am worm god!

  18. bp says:

    Okay Maker I can almost handle. Just so long as it is only said rarely. (Unlike its sickening over-useage in a certain blog which will remain nameless)… but if someone calls us crafters, I don’t care I’m leaving!

    We’re equipment hackers here. Which means… um… we are like Makers but… um… geekier and thus superior. Or something like that.

  19. Fragged says:

    For a start, coffee runs my world… If i didnt have coffee, I would probbably shrivel up and die, I drink the basic ground nescafe blend 43, and how I would kill for roasted coffee beans or even just propper coffee… I am male, I am masculine, and most computer geeksand I assume techies, hackers, whatever is pollitically correct for you guys enjoy a good coffee as much as I do…

    Secondly, your *far* advanced to us, no offence to others that work in the industrial door industry, but steve, cmon, how advanced could this job be, a bit of math, electronic work, and microchip programming be? If i were as intelligent as you claim to be I’d be in like 3D engine/physics design, or anything that reqiures more intellectual ability than your career…

    Your comment about IQ, come on, its stupid… If you were as super smart, you’d know that your IQ and your knowlege are TWO DIFFERENT THINGS, you can have a low IQ and be more intellectually capable than those with 150+.. and raising your IQ by ‘a few thousand’ is not possible, you cannot raise your IQ (AFAIK), and a ‘few thousand’ is a bit overexadgerated isnt it?

    Dont call us pethetick, we are learning by hacking things, and in my opinion, these hacks are advanced… We are learning, your sitting here complaining that your too smart, my opinion is that you should STFU and go read a ‘book for intelligent people’ (Itiots guide to life) and be happy…

    Steve is dumb

  20. smloo says:

    arg, stop feeding the troll!

  21. PacketMonkee says:

    that wasn’t a ‘feed’ for the troll, that was a 14-course banquet!

    Well said, btw.

  22. steve says:

    to fraggd some very intresting points there and i agree with everything you say iq is not always relative to inteligence so sorry to offend you seems there are some decent sorts on here after all buy the way industrial door fitting along time ago no longer on that frame of work you are right it is far to easy but then againe so are some of the projects on this site but never mind i understand what you are saying AND AGREE WITH YOU LOVE STEVE

  23. Dave says:

    What about re-inventor or re-manufacturer or anything that ends in

  24. steve says:

    PS. fraggd i still think your girl needs my huge pennis she would get so much enjoyment from it she told me your not up to the job as your pennis is like a weiner but never mind it may grow in time

  25. Fragged says:

    Hah, you must be pretty good at this fighting over the internet… referring to my dick size and all…. well here’s something for ya… When i said i had a girlfriend i lied, yes, i had a relationship, but i happen to be queer

    Enjoy my boyfriend and his monstercock ;)

  26. g0tanks says:

    “well ithink this is perfect for hackaday as your all nuts .imean coffe roaster .these are kichen appliances for the ladys not for big buch men come on hackaday lets have some hacks these are not hacks at this rate i may bann myself from hackaday its getting so basic . next pls”

    Yes.. please ban yourself from hackaday, the world would be better off then.

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