It’s a common problem in a multi-level office like ours: How does the staff upstairs know when a fresh pot of coffee is ready downstairs?
Wouldn’t it be better if…there was a way to alert the entire staff without having to rely on the aroma wafting upstairs? Lucky for us, we have IoT Engineers, who put together a simple four step solution. Follow along to see how we integrated Adafruit Feather board with Maker and Slack to bring java joy to staff.
Let’s break down the process, step by step…
Start a new pot of the delicious caffeinated nectar of the Gods.
When you press the red coffee button, the Adafruit Feather board is told to send a web request to Maker (a site by IFTTT, which stands for “If This Then That,” that accepts web requests). The sent web request then triggers IFTTT to send a message to the Slack channel saying “Coffee is Brewing!”.
Then the code has a delay for 300,000 milliseconds (5 minutes). And when you’re waiting for coffee, you feel every single one.
After the 5 minute delay, the Adafruit Feather board sends yet another web request to Maker. This time, the web request triggers IFTTT to send a message to the Slack channel saying “Coffee is Ready!” And there is much rejoicing.
And the little workshop that made it all happen: