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Thread: Illuminated coffee tamper

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    Illuminated coffee tamper

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I've been working on this custom coffee tamper for some time now, Finally i have got it working. Here are some pictures for you to see.

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    Wow, that's exquisite! Is it trivial to change to light sabre green? Will you be selling them?

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    Schmick. Interesting talking point.

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    When I see it, I thought of some old scifi movies I watched before...

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    extra points if it pulses like knight rider/Battlestar galactica style
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    Will it improve the quality of my shots?
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    Maybe if your pulling shots in the dark! : ) It's a heavy tamper! 966g

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    Will it improve the quality of my shots?

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    The ultimate version of this would be if you could incorporate a strain gauge into the handle, and set it up so the colour changed to red when it sensed a predetermined tamping force........
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    Tony, were you the bloke who did a racing themed one a while back? Love your work

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorganGT View Post
    The ultimate version of this would be if you could incorporate a strain gauge into the handle, and set it up so the colour changed to red when it sensed a predetermined tamping force........
    love the idea of marrying some form with function
    or maybe even a gradual change to let you know you're approaching the right pressure...

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    Nice. And if you're putting a strain gauge in there, maybe you could add some piezo - charge the battery by tamping? 'ooh, LED is a bit low, better drink more coffee!!!

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    Thanks Dragunov21,Yes! I have a few custom tampers in my collection. I'm working on a few as we speak.
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    Tony, were you the bloke who did a racing themed one a while back? Love your work

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    That's insane! What it really needs is the lightsaber sound every time you tamp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MorganGT View Post
    The ultimate version of this would be if you could incorporate a strain gauge into the handle, and set it up so the colour changed to red when it sensed a predetermined tamping force........
    Beat me to it! It's a cool idea.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Check out this tamper from Foundry Coffee Company, they are working on a prototype called the 'Hammer'. It uses real time recording of pressure. It may not illuminate or use the force but is a great tamper.

    Quote Originally Posted by MorganGT View Post
    The ultimate version of this would be if you could incorporate a strain gauge into the handle, and set it up so the colour changed to red when it sensed a predetermined tamping force........
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