Try This: A Pillow That Can Make You Coffee

“I put a SmartThings Motion Sensor in my bedroom that turns on the coffee machine when I get up in the morning.”

Need your coffee in order to function in the morning, but need to function in order to make the coffee? We want you to have a smarter start to your day. Get the coffee brewing simply by getting out of bed. It’s better than a timer (what if you oversleep… or wake up early?), and all you need are the SmartThings app, a Motion Sensor, an Outlet, and your favorite coffee maker.

  • Use the “Add Device” feature in the SmartThings app to pair a SmartThings Motion Sensor.
  • Use the “Add Device” feature in the SmartThings app to pair a SmartThings Outlet.
  • Place the SmartThings Motion Sensor in your bedroom or on the stairs where it can easily detect motion.

  • Plug the SmartThings Outlet into a power socket and connect a coffee machine.
  • Configure the “Good Morning” Routine in the Routines section of the SmartThings app to turn on your coffee machine if motion is detected at certain times of the day.

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Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. Or just buy a programmable coffee maker, because things must be simplified, not complicated)

  2. What I don’t understand about these types of applications are:

    1) What coffee maker starts brewing when it is plugged in? I’ve never had a coffee maker that would start brewing coffee when I plug it in. To the point where I call this suggestion BS. How bad would engineering be on a product if it started trying to brew a coffee every time after a power failure? To the point where I just don’t think this would work. Maybe you could boil water or brew tea (maybe) but I don’t think you could ever brew coffee like this.

    2) Almost every coffee maker has programmable start. (There is one on Amazon for under $30) If you power it down, the time will start blinking and you would need to either set it every day or learn to ignore it.

    But, it doesn’t make sense at all because people who are buying smartthings and reading these emails aren’t buying garbage coffee makers, don’t want their clocks to blink and would be intelligent enough to know that programming their coffee maker for a certain time makes a lot of sense.

    I don’t know what the point of this article is…


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