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HOW TO MAKE AN AUTOMATIC COFEE MACHINE AT HOME__step by step__

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If you love coffee, you will most likely have a beautiful home espresso machine. Maybe even a Rancilio Silvia. The Silvia is a sleek, simple, robust, high-quality machine. However, one downside of this coffee machine is that, like many others, it uses thermostats in order to control the brew temperature. Utilising thermostats to obtain precision and continuous temperature control is not very effective.  That is why you see high-end commercial coffee machines utilise Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controllers. This hack will show you how to create a GUI that will incorporate precision temperature control into any simple coffee machine. Hacking-it-up utilising a Raspberry Pi will also mean the capability to integrate the Internet-of-Things into the machine. Step one will be to down a couple of double espressos. Then, it is time to get down to business. This hack will require some sweet skills in Linux, Kivy (for the front end GUI) and Python.  But don’t worry if you’re just a b…