We wanted to connect something that hasn't been connected before.
What it does
An espresso machine can be remotely switched on with the use of an Android device.
How I built it
We used an Intel Edison to constantly check a Firebase variable for an op-code activation from an Android device, which would then use a servo motor to physically flip the espresso machine switch.
Challenges I ran into
- LCD screen
- Servo resetting to zero
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
In an unorthodox fashion, we connected a hardware device to the internet purely through mechanical means.