Absurd

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civ

#1: Post by civ »

Hello:

I have a look into the "Craziest ..." thread every so often and although many times interesting, find that it has become a bit long at over 3000 entries while sometimes veering into crazy but not enough espresso machine related subjects.

Check this for an example of what I mean:
A HAWE coffee machine in which you press the water hydraulically through the coffee. The cylinder speed can be adjusted and varied as desired by moving a curve on a touch display. The result is a delicious ristretto, espresso, doppio or lungo.
Though more than crazy, the word absurd comes to mind.

Cheers,

CIV

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another_jim
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#2: Post by another_jim »

And the Rube Goldberg award goes to ...

:D Thanks for this.
Jim Schulman

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civ

#3: Post by civ »

Hello:
another_jim wrote: Thanks for this.
Nah!
Totally undeserved.
It would have been a real effort to resist posting this video.

Still, you're (very much) welcome. 8^D

Cheers,

CIV

ojt

#4: Post by ojt »

What can I say... (face palm) Thanks for sharing :lol:
Osku

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prof_stack
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#5: Post by prof_stack »

I thought it was okay until I saw R2D2 underneath the counter.

Yes, absurd.
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yakster
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#6: Post by yakster »

They missed an opportunity decking it out as a piece of working steampunk art.

I'm keeping my levers.
-Chris

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DaveWCII

#7: Post by DaveWCII »

WTF, half the shot went into the drip tray.

ira
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#8: Post by ira »

If one really wanted to work on lever spring development, that would be a perfect device to test with. I doubt any one has ever done this, but dual springs, stacked springs or progressively wound springs would allow levers to have faster declining pressure profiles which might be an advantage, but just making lots of springs to test would be expensive and annoying. This would let you test things like that trivially easily, though I would have mounted the cylinder directly in line with the group so pressure translates to pressure without having to calculate all the vectors like they do now. But, cool demo for a hydraulic systems vendor. That's not at a coffee show.

Ira

RobAnybody

#9: Post by RobAnybody »

This starts to look like one of the machines we have in the lab:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjblQAlQBKU
a french-pressure cell used for breaking up bacteria or other cells.
Ever since I've worked with the machine I've been wondering If I could convert it to make espresso :lol:
Cheers,
Rob
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Mark08859

#10: Post by Mark08859 »

So we have .... an automatic manual lever machine? :shock: