Coffee and robotics lovers will love PourSteady, which is a robot barista running on the BeagleBone Black.
Baristas may soon have another handy coffee creator by their side in the form of the PourSteady – a robot that makes five cups of pour-over coffee in parallel by carefully pouring a measured amount of precisely heated water in spiral patterns, just like a professional barista would do.
This innovative project utilizes industrial automation motor controllers on a CANbus, I2C I/O expander chips for buttons and lights, high-side protected FETs to actuate valves, flow meters, USB Wi-Fi, USB Bluetooth, temperature controllers, and power supplies to create a perfectly roasted masterpiece.
Each Tuesday is BeagleBone Black Day here Adafruit! What is the BeagleBone? The BeagleBones are a line of affordable single-board Linux computers (SBCs) created by Texas Instruments. New to the Bone? Grab one of our Adafruit BeagleBone Black Starter Packs and check out our extensive resources available on the Adafruit Learning System including a guide to setting up the Adafruit BeagleBone IO Python Library. We have a number of Bone accessories including add-on shields (called “capes”) and USB devices to help you do even more with your SBC. Need a nice display to go along with your Bone? Check out our fine selection of HDMI displays, we’ve tested all of them with the Beagle Bone Black!