Over-complicated Heath Robinson devices are wonderful, doubly so when they involve making cups of tea, and quadruply so when they take design inspiration from The Lord Of The Rings. This wonderful laser-cut machine makes tea with aplomb, controlling water temperature, the amount of tea added to the brew, the length of time that the tea leaves are immersed in the water, and has room for three varieties of tea, for when you get bored with Yorkshire Tea and want to branch out into Earl Grey (hot).

This completely original build took four years in total – you can see the intricacy that’s gone into the laser-cut elements.


From HackSpace magazine store


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