I enjoy drinking espresso in the morning right after waking up, however I don't like waiting for it to cool before drinking. So I decided to use a Particle Photon to automate the coffee making process.
To take it further I integrated it with API.ai and created a chat bot which I can ask to prepare coffee for me in the morning or before I arrive home. It can also be integrated to IFTTT so the coffee machine would warm up the moment I park in my drive way.
I've added the steps on how to build it in 3 entries on my Wordpress blog
- Part 2 Building the backend using hook.io: https://goo.gl/oVpn6t