Inverted Christmas Tree Made of Nespresso Tubes


What happens when you put a few geeks in a room with a curtain rod, 240 Nespresso tubes, some planks, some tape, fairy lights, and a Raspberry Pi? Well, apparently this!

There’s not too much information on how they made it, but there is a pretty extensive gallery of photos. When we consider how much packaging we waste, it’s nice to see some being reused for a project, at least temporarily! The Nespresso tubes are pretty nice looking which certainly lends itself to this project, but our real question is who drank all the coffee…

The LED fairy lights are voice controlled using a Raspberry Pi model B, nothing too fancy, but a nice added affect. Check out the video after the break — the voice commands are in French though!

As far as audio controlled Christmas lights go, we still think this outdoor sound-reactive Christmas tree probably takes the cake!

[Thanks Castors!]


  1. bobfeg says:

    That thing is a bit unsettling!
    Like the Sword of Damocles, you expect it to eventually fall.

  2. DaVolfman says:

    I think it vaguely resembles a Marker.

  3. rsemil says:

    I’m happy to see that they put the root on the top.

  4. cpldcpu says:

    +nespresso coffe maker and nespresso shop bag in the background. Say, this isn’t an attempt at viral marketing by nestle?

  5. ChalkBored says:

    Looks like a tornado looking for some gingerbread houses to destroy.

  6. someone says:

    They used the word ‘Nespresso’ about 6 times in this short article. You can do the math…

  7. Hirudinea says:

    What impresses me most is that the manager bought so much high priced nespresso coffee, in a normal office they’ed have to make the tree out of old “Cafe Cheapass” containers.

  8. Whatnot says:

    Reminds me of the inverted xmas trees that constantly mess up Oklahoma residential areas.

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