well, two months ago i blogged about wanting to make an espresso maker. not just any espresso maker, but in Second Life i had this 1905 Victoria Arduino espresso maker and i have wanted to make my own for a few years now
it’s a beautiful beast and i actually saw a real one when i visited San Fran (and Linden Lab) a year and a half ago. these machines were the rage in high-end hotels last century because they could make hundreds of espressos per hour
there is a limited 100 year anniversary edition out and it weighs 76 kilograms (167 pounds) and costs $20,000 USD! wow! the first one of the 100 made went to the Pope!
dang, divine espresso =D
while mine is not a carbon copy, it was seriously inspired by this beautiful machine. the top open part was designed to hold the cups and keep them warm. in real life, these things are like four feet tall! they are truly examples of Italian craftsmanship. i would consider these the Ferraris of coffee machines
after all Second Life and OpenSim go together with caffeine like a programmer and Red Bull!
the only things left to do are make a demi tasse cup and have Dream Walker set it up with a demi tasse serving script and it will find a home in the art gallery and hotel in Enclave Harbour =)