Peet's Coffee & Tea


Remote control your coffee maker with Twitter

Today I saw an article at that pointed to an Instructables video called Tweet-a-Pot that shows you how to use an Arduino (or Boarduino) DIY computing board, some remote control code and a PowerSwitch Tail AC controller switch to turn on and off your electric coffee maker with a simple Twitter automation command.  Very cool!  The coffee pot needs to be close to a computer, or if you use slightly more expensive Arduino hardware, you can connect the coffee pot directly to Ethernet.  The Arduino script code is downloadable from Instructables, so it’s likely you wouldn’t even need to edit the code to make the coffee maker program work.  Even better, this code could be used to turn on or off any AC-powered device using Twitter.  Try it and let me know how it works out.