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This is such an elegantly simple project, all the more so because it reuses a CD slider mechanism to lower the teabag into the thermos.

Getting cold outside drinking a hot cup of tea is one of my favourites. But all tea enthusiasts know when cooking a cup of tea timing is crucial. One or two minutes too long and your tea will become bitter. That’s why I built this little automatic teabag lifting timer to do the work for me!

[via Hacked Gadgets]

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. [...] Would you look at that. What you see here is a tea robot. The tea robot will lift your tea bag right out of your afternoon tea at your specified time. What else? You can make one with simple stuff from Home Hardware. Make me one! [via MAKE] [...]