English man spends 11 hours trying to make cup of tea with Wi-Fi kettle


Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/12/english-man-spends-11-hours-tr.html


Is the kettle named eddie?


Rather improbable, but not infinitely improbable.Also this is why, as someone who adores the latest in gadgets, I tend to want to keep a few decidedly low tech tings around.

All day just to make a pot of tea, Madness.


I’m a little teapot short and stout.
Here is my handle.
Here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up,
Hear me shout!
Just tip me over
And pour me out

I’m a clever teapot, yes it’s true.
Here’s an example of what I can do.
I can turn my handle to a spout.
Just tip me over and pour me out


the guy tried it again with a second kettle? he has way too much time


Most of that time was spent watching PornHub on his refrigerator.


The problem is he’s controlling it with a raspberry pi. He needs a computer with a faster processor.


the kettle still has buttons for manual control so i’m not sure why he had to resort to the saucepan.

this reminds me of when i was a kid and instead of cleaning my room i spent all day trying to build a robot to clean my room, and we didn’t have the electronics kits to even do that back then so it was mainly fantasy in my mind, a plastic bucket with a broom and a fire log pincher claw arms, etc. it was never going to clean my room. needless to say my parents weren’t thrilled, but in my kid mind it was a totally legit effort that if succeed would have solved the bigger problem. i blame the jetsons. :slight_smile:


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A wi-fi kettle is a solution looking for a problem. You still have to fill the thing, and be in physical proximity to pour the water into a teapot/cup.


A 100 pound problem at that.


Sure, it’s got issues, but after the bugs are all worked out it will be fractionally more convenient in limited cases than the non-wifi one.


(It’s not just wi-fi kettles)


This is one of those things that a small percentage of people will understand perfectly, and the rest will be incredulous. The incredulous people are probably right. I have totally done stuff like this though.


i’m not the first to say this, but “Internet of Shit” is more apropos.


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