May 13, 2014

Many people can barely wake up without first downing a cup of hot coffee. Coffee's caffeine and aroma definitely provide a better morning wake-up to get you back to normal levels.

Instant coffee maker Nescafé decided to refresh the brand image and create a new way to boost you quickly into a full waking state. In collabration with Publicis Mexico's Innovation Lab, NOTlabs, the creative studio of Los Angeles based, design inspiration company, NOTCOT Inc. and illustrator Charmaine Choi, the brand has created Nescafé Alarm Cap, a 3D printed, Arduino-based cap that glows and plays 7 different sounds to awaken you.

The Nescafé Alarm Cap utilizes 7 different tones synchronized with light, which are designed to create a soft and natural awakening. To turn it off, you just open the cap from the bottle, then you can enjoy the delicious aroma of coffee.

Nescafé has made 200 limited edition Alarm Caps, each piece was hand-assembled in California, with the exteriors 3D printed
in nylon by Shapeways on an SLS printer, and the interiors 3D Printed on a Makerbot, an FDM printer. The cap's interface combines an OLED screen, a four way joystick, and runs on an Arduino-based platform.

Watch the Alarm Cup video below to see it in action.

Posted in 3D Printing Applications

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Richard. wrote at 5/16/2014 7:14:35 PM:

Not just JAVA, Instant JAVA!

AMnerd wrote at 5/14/2014 1:20:42 PM:

You can put the insides of that into any cap of that shape.. There's no 3D printing innovations here whatsoever

XD wrote at 5/14/2014 8:26:04 AM:

LOL i see what you did there

Laird Popkin wrote at 5/13/2014 6:51:34 PM:

OK, that's cool, but when do they release the design so that people can print their own?

Dave wrote at 5/13/2014 5:52:32 PM:

what rubbish!

Bill wrote at 5/13/2014 3:44:11 PM:

Uh oh, JAVA programming

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