How far will you go for your cup of tea? [samsungite]The lady doesn’t like the clutter on the counter, so the next time you make tea, the single-cup kettle will be put back in the cabinet. As long as there is space inside, why not install it there permanently?This is the idea behind Robot PalletIf it can be piped in some way, it will only be cooler.
RoboTray has gone through several iterations, the most important of which is the conversion from 6mm MDF to 4mm aluminum plates. The transformer acts as a current sensor, and when the kettle is energized, the tray first uses a 12 VDC motor and Arduino to advance 7 cm. It then rotates 90° on a lazy Susan driven by another 12 VDC motor. The kettle is smart enough to shut itself down after completion, and the Arduino will sense this and reverse all steps after a 10-second warning period. Check it in action after a break.
if [samsungite] If there are more Arduinos, he might like this tea inventory tracker.