How a coffee maker moves and heats water with no moving parts

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

2399 Articles

By Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

2399 Articles

OK, almost no moving parts. Practically no moving parts.

I never expected to be able to appreciate my cheap Wal-Mart coffee maker for anything other than its price tag. Once again, Bill Hammack has managed to amaze me with some little marvel of engineering design I take for granted nearly every day. Thanks, Bill, as always. Keep ’em coming!

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