15 May '13, 9pm

Converting a bottle style water cooler to self-fill from the tap

Converting a bottle style water cooler to self-fill from the tap

What you see above is the meat and potatoes of the hack. The well is where water from a bottle drains into the cooler. This has been covered with a sheet of acrylic to keep the drinking water clean. There is a copper pipe which has been plumbed into the tap water supply. The other two bits are redundant level sensors to make sure the water valve shuts off without overflowing. One of them is a capacitive proximity sensor, the other is a conductivity sensor hacked together using stainless steel hardware submerged in the pool.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/05/15/converting-a-bottle-style-...

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