This IIT Kanpur student has built an app-controlled Smart Kettle that brews the perfect cup of tea

8th May 2016
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Avid tea drinkers will tell you that, though the electric kettle has made life simple for many of us, it doesn’t really make a ‘good’ cup of tea. However, a student from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, is all set to change that. Sachin NP has developed a kettle, which can be controlled via an app and give you that perfect cup of tea. This app can be downloaded on your phone.

Image: The Huffington Post
Image: The Huffington Post

In a report by The Huffington Post, the details that are available of the app as of now tell us that one can control the temperature of the water through the app. Called Ocha 2.0, if one puts water inside the kettle and schedules it for boiling through the app, the same will be done on time – much like setting an alarm or a timer through your phone. The ‘smart’ kettle has two buttons, a dial, and a display to control the brewing. The Internet of Things (IoT) enabled device is connected with home WiFi, so you can also control it from anywhere via your smartphone.

“Not everyone prefers the same tea that we get from a vending machine. Now, this is not a problem anymore. Brewing tea is now an art. In the case of Ocha 2.0, I have redefined the rules as art follows technology,” Sachin told Hindustan Times.

“It can be operated by the user in two different ways. Either with the help of the mobile application that comes along with the product or with the help of the user interface embedded onto the product. The kettle comes with a central display console comprising a display button placed right at the centre of the console that helps in selecting the various options in the menu,” Sachin added.

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