Arduino + Nunchuck +espresso = awesome

Remember the voltage detector that I mentioned a while back? [Tim] hasn’t put up quite enough info to make me happy, but definitely enough to make me jealous. He updated his NES controlled Silvia to become a Wii nunchuck controlled (via Arduino) Silvia. That said, his last couple of blog posts have me questioning just how much espresso he’s been drinking. Theoretically, he could actually program the Silvia to refuse shots to people who are too jittery.


  1. chr0n1c says:

    put down the tiny coffee cup and step away from the machine before someone gets hurt. this is no kinda place to be swinging around ninja weapons.

  2. scott says:

    tonight on a long drive i thought about doin’ something like this with my gaggia. fate? yes.
    i was thinking wireless capability with the xbox360 remotes, seein’ as how both machines are in the same room in my house. doubleshots + headshots. i’m for it.

  3. strider_mt2k says:

    I’ll drink to that!

    ow hothothot!

    You think I would have learned from the last time.
    Ow, but that stuff is soo darned good.

    still, ow though.

  4. tehchaymes says:

    I’ve been looking at espresso machines for awhile (I used to be a barista), all I have now is a dinky Krups Espresso Mini.
    It looks like the Silvia’s a good place to start, and seems sufficiently geek-friendly :)

  5. Chris says:

    And not even a mention about the fine story-style write-up he did?! It’s brilliant! Italian courtship… Excellent.

  6. phnx says:

    The line about “Theoretically he could program the machine to refuse shots…” got me. Anyone up for a game of who-gets-denied-by-the-espresso-machine-for-being-far-too-amped-first?’

  7. SyNtAx says:

    i find this hack sorta pointless althoh if i did have the parts laying around i would try to mod any thing i can (i get board alot) ….. can u buy nunchuck female connectors?

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