Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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USB Coffeepot

Bundled with KoffeeMeister 2010
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This started out as just a simple teakettle powered by USB, but the extensions are obvious.

All the variables for your favorite cuppa are electronically controlled, of course.

And in office buildings, you can have them networked!

Coffeecracking, DDoS attacks. The mind boggles.

nilstycho, Feb 26 2004

USB Coffee Mug http://www.halfbake.../USB_20Coffee_20Mug
Not *exactly* the same as this idea, but very close [hippo, Oct 04 2004]

(??) ...and the link posted there http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/
http://www.dct-net.co.jp/special/usb_hot.html [jivetalkinrobot, Oct 04 2004]

USB Coffee Warmer http://www.thinkgee...ts/electronic/7433/
Oh so close [pooduck, Jul 30 2005]


       E=IR, Do I REALLY have to explain this one?   

       Oh, I guess you would still have to plug it in to the wall anyway... you must have meant that.
zigness, Feb 26 2004

       Several years ago, when I was a wannabe Linux geek, I remember seeing a file on that everything-*nix server (sunspace? sunserver? fuck, I can't remember--I think it was at U. of North Carolina?) that seemed to have something to do with how to control your coffeepot through your network using Linux. I never read it, unfortunately.   

       So this may be baked. But I'm giving you a croissant to enjoy with your computerized coffee because it's a great idea nonetheless.
disbomber, Apr 04 2005

       I'm for anything USB powered. Check this out: www [dot] thinkgeek [dot] com/gadgets/electronic/7433/
dougp01, Jul 29 2005

       (please put links where the links go)   

       Ok, this idea is possible. Start with cold water preheat by running water supply through your processor's heat sink. Run this to a _very_ well insulated container (complete with good thermal breaks between water in the supply line and the container) with a heating element, powered by USB. Wait. Keep waiting. Wait a little longer. Now, once the temperature is finally near boiling (and when a request for coffee is sent), allow it to exit this chamber into the body of a 1-cup coffee maker.
Worldgineer, Jul 29 2005

       USB doesn't offer enough power to provide a useful amount of heat. What might be practical, though, would be a coffeemaker using a Peltier junction mounted to the CPU. Given the amount of heat some CPU's produce, it might be possible to make a small amount of coffee (even a 90 watt CPU isn't as much heat as a typical domestic coffeemaker, but if the coffee was brewed slowly it might suffice).
supercat, Jul 29 2005


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