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March 30, 2015 AT 1:00 pm

Build Your Own Automatic Tea Maker

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“Arthur blinked at the screens and felt he was missing something important. Suddenly he realized what it was.

“Is there any tea on this spaceship?” he asked.”

This quote from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy crosses my mind almost daily, which explains why I’m very much into this automatic tea making tutorial from 24Eng on instructables.

I am scatterbrained. I like to drink hot tea. Oversteeped tea gets bitter. I am easily distracted.

The natural choice was to (over)engineer something with inexpensive hobby-grade electronics. Automatic tea timers are hardly new and people have made them from discarded toasters and K’Nex which I have a lot of respect for. People on this site have been making them with Arduinos and Servos for a long time so I’m hardly the first. This project has three major differences though.

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