Here are some photos that give a better indication on what I’m up to:
Shelf of Ingredients (Light shows which ingredient to use)
Weighing Scale (works in conjunction with spoon below.)
Electronic Spoon (Coming soon. Automatically adjusts size based on recipes, so that employees can scoop without thinking.)
Built on the Cloud. We have a solid and scalable server infrastructure.
Electronic Self-Starting Timers (Customer facing. Bluetooth connected. Auto starts with proximity sensor.)
Tea Timer (Employee facing. Runs on tablet. Sends watch notification when done.)
Employee Notifications (Notifies when tea is steeped. Smartphone pairing not required. Will do much more in the future.)
Except for the spoon, the photos above are fully functional.
I haven’t slept for 25.5 hours. I might as well take a break and post some photos…
Self Guided Learning Center (When a customer picks up a tea, corresponding information is given)
Perfecting the workflow on the employee facing order system.
The last functional pieces are coming together. Aesthetic polish coming soon.
- Late nights are common.
- Late night sessions end near 6am.
- I work every day of the week.
Genuinely Surprising Conclusions:
- I’m very lazy on Monday morning.
- I need to improve my productivity on Sunday.
- I’m in the zone on Thursdays.
- Friday dinners are sacred.
Tea is the core product. Not technology. Phong Vo is a partner in this venture and working to ensure that our product is overwhelmingly excellent.
What I’m up to at 5:28am. Loading screen interface.
Bergamot being a subspecies of bitter orange, might lead you to believe its peel can be complimentary to an Earl Grey.
Absurd names as a form of entertainment.
Always experimenting. Compliments of Phong Vo at the Artisan Tea Bar.
It’s 6am and I’d love some sleep.
Being a polymath allows me to think deeply on how technology can impact a physical space
Example of a good day:
- Wake up
- Cut, drill and tap threads into some metal blocks
- Listen to podcasts and audiobooks
- Shower and Lunch
- Solder parts onto an electronics board
- Code in C to control these electronics
- Dinner at Restaurant
- Sketch new designs while waiting for dinner
- Code in C# to create a nice tablet user interface
- Photoshop graphics for the user interface
- Code in Python to store new data in cloud
- Drink some tea while working
I am well suited for this venture because I am extremely flexible.
Seven years professional experience building kiosks, Xbox 360 and PS3 games does help too.
Here is my portfolio.