Torro

The smart coaster for tea drinkers

Timeline

October to November 2020

(1 month)

Type

Interactive

Tools

Arduino Uno, Hardware, Adobe Premier Pro

Tea is meant to be enjoyed hot, but what happens when you forget it while it's seeping, or when you leave your coffee maker to do other things?

THE PROBLEM

Tea culture has evolved throughout the years, to the point where connoisseurs swear by never re-boiling their tea. So tea goes to waste once it is left forgotten under the coffee maker, or left to seep for much longer than needed.

THE SOLUTION

Torro is a smart coaster that indicates to the user when their tea is seeping, when it's at an ideal temperature, when their tea is cooling down, and when their tea is near or at room temperature. It reminds users to retrieve their tea.

DESIGN CHALLENGE

How might one design something that helps remind users when their tea should be consumed?

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