Everyone has experienced the frustration of the coffee cooling down or the beer becoming too warm! This simple yet elegant device addresses this issue.
What it does
This device is designed to show the user the time he has to drink his drink before it gains uncomfortable temperature. When you place your beverage on the device, it calibrates the thermometer to ensure that the measured temperature is correct. Then it uses several measurements of temperature and Newton's law of cooling to calculate the rate of cooling and the time until your drink becomes too cold or warm to drink.
How we built it
We used Intel Edison dev board and Arduino IDE to run analyze data from temperature sensor and present it on the LCD display.
Challenges we ran into
Solving the differential equation for the Newton's law of cooling on the Edison dev board.
What we learned
We gained experience in developing hardware hacks, working with Edison dev board, coding in C++ for Arduino.