Snooze Coffee

March 2014

Snooze Coffee functions as both alarm clock and coffee machine, it automatically brews a fresh pot of coffee when you press the snooze button in the morning.

Based on a photoshop comp, we made the snooze coffee machine over a weekend. We took apart a number of used alarm clocks found at various Goodwill thrift stores, as well as several coffee machines bought at department stores. I reverse engineered an Sony Dream Machine which uses UTC LM8560, and then interpreted the 900Hz 10VAC alarm signal to ON/OFF signal and feed it to the coffee machine. Kevin made nice housing for the electronic guts and put every thing together.




He Zhao, Kevin Shaw