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Open source coffee capsules hacking
People hack everything. From computers to cars, from Ikea furniture to TV boxes.
There is almost no limit to what you can hack. Hacking is basically alternating an object or its features.
In this case - Caffeein - a Tchibo coffee capsules hacking. As a Tchibo coffee machine owner, I wanted to drink coffee blends I prepare myself. I also feel bad whenever I throw away a coffee capsule. Even though its being recycled. So I invented the Caffein.
It is a kit designed to allow refilling of capsules that were emptied and washed. It consists of a base, in which the capsule is being placed, a funnel, which allows to pour the ground coffee into the capsule without spilling it over, a ring with a handle that uses another capsule as a measurement spoon, and a compactor.
The 4 elements of the kit
A used capsule is inserted into the ring and used as a measuring spoon
The kit assembled as one object that can be stored or hung on the wall
Caffeein was presented an demonstrated as part of the Makers space at Republica 2017 Berlin