Thu, May 24, 2012
Some of you might have read our post about the awesome cloud-texting espresso machine built by Zipwhip a few weeks ago. The company have released a new trailer for it, which you can watch below.
The coffee maker uses Zipwhip’s cloud-texting technology to receive orders via the employees’ mobile phones and process them while they make their way to the office. To ensure that everyone gets the coffee they ordered, the machine prints the last three digits of every person’s phone number into the foam.
This is more of a project to show off their technological savvy rather than a foray into the kitchen appliance market, so unfortunately you won’t be able to order one for your office. Zipwhip have kindly shared the code used to control the robotic arm on their blog, so any developers intrigued by this contraption should have a look.
See the Textspresso machine in action below.
Written by Matthias Scherer
Matthias is a journalist and writer covering the latest news in technology as well as reviewing new computer products for PC Site. After studying journalism and economics in London, Matthias worked in radio and as a music writer for various publications in the UK and Germany, covering everything from politics and music to online publishing and social media. He is a self-diagnosed internet addict, but wrestles himself away from the computer to read books by angry young men, put on punk or rap records and watch Seinfeld.