I love design and I love coffee. But I don’t like waking up in the morning. However, the Alarm Cap might make it a little easier to get up and out of bed… It’s a limited edition 3D-printed cap that glows and plays different sounds to awaken you.
The cap was developed by Publicis Mexico’s Innovation Lab in collaboration with , the creative studio of Los Angeles based, design inspiration company, It utilizes seven different tones synchronized with light, which are scientifically proven to create a soft and natural awakening, ending when you open the cap to enjoy the aroma of NESCAFÉ®.
Each piece was hand-assembled in California, with the exteriors 3D printed in nylon by on an SLS printer, and the interiors 3D printed on a Makerbot, an FDM printer. The cap’s interface combines an OLED screen, a four way joystick, and runs on an Arduino-based platform.
The electronics development in collaboration with . Pattern illustration on the NESCAFÉ® Alarm Cap box and pamphlet by Charmaine Choi.