Cuisinart SS-700 Keurig Coffee Maker - Made Smart

I just finished modifying my SS-700 Cuisinart Keurig Coffee Maker using a Linear FS20Z Z-Wave Isolated Contact Fixture Module.

Coffee Maker:
Linear Switch:

It will not brew a coffee for you but what it will do is control the On/Off function of the coffee maker. This type of Keurig coffee maker does not have a solid On/Off switch. The switch is a momentary rocker switch. When the maker is plugged in it automatically goes into standby mode. You have to press the switch to turn it on.

It does have an automatic timer you can set through the menu however this has failed us because anytime you unplug the maker it resets the settings and the automatic function has to be setup every time.

Not very smart and very annoying. Also by making it smart enabled it allows me to perform special functions/triggers.

For instance using Rule Machine created by @bravenel I can have during a specific time window have the coffee maker turn on when humidity is detected in the shower so when my wife gets up and takes a shower it will turn on the coffee maker because she is going to want a cup after her shower.

You could program any variety of reasons to have the coffee maker turn on.

Also using my Amazon Echo; I say “Alexa, turn on Coffee Maker” and Alexa will turn on my coffee maker.

NOTE: You will have to Add the device to your ST network prior to installing in the coffee maker because you won’t be able to easily get to the Linear Switch to activated it.

ALSO: Once the device has been added you need to change the DeviceType in the IDE to Z-Wave Virtual Momentary Contact Switch. This way the Linear FS20Z will function as a Momentary Switch.

I will post some pictures of the project. Enjoy!

Prior To Installing Linear Switch

Where I tapped into the Momentary Rocker Switch

Where I tapped into the 110/120V Hot, Load and Ground also Linear Placement
NOTE: I had to remove the plastic back cover from the FS20Z so it would fit inside. I kept the metal grounded cage in tact

Finished Product. Clean and hidden you wouldn’t know it was even there


@jgravert, very cool! I have the same one, so you’ve just given me my next project idea. Would initiating the device again turn it off?

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Yes, in the Smartthings App when you click On it is momentary and then switches back to Off.

With Amazon Echo it means you have to Trigger On condition anytime you want to toggle it On/Off. That’s a little strange.

I believe in Rule Machine you can have the trigger function always be Trigger On so for Rule Machine it isn’t an issue.

Just make sure you set DeviceType in the IDE to Z-Wave Virtual Momentary Contact Switch

It is working great!

Cool, thanks for the fast reply.

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I have a similar issue with my Bonavita coffee maker. The switch is a monentary rocker. Unfortunately, the Bonnavita doesn’t even have the option for an automatic timer so this modification should really help! I’m just not sure that I’ll have the space inside the unit to house the contact fixture module. I’ve added this to my SmartThings Project Backlog but I’m sure given my wife and I’s interest in having our morning coffee ready soon after waking, this will quickly bubble to the top of the list.

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My plan if the Linear Switch didn’t fit was to create a housing that I would have stuck to the back of the coffee maker and I would have drilled a small hole or found a way to route the trigger wires into the coffee maker.

I am sure you can make it work somehow.

I don’t know if there is anything else out there that is similar that fits in a smaller package that would do the same thing.

If you make it work I would love to see how you did it. Good luck! :smiley:

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For a completely different approach which uses a small robot finger to just push the button and won’t void the warranty on the coffeemaker, you can take a look at the Naran Prota Devices.

These work well (I use one on a blender at my house), but the problem is they are expensive. The individual microbots list at $49 each, although sometimes they’re on sale for less.

They connect via Bluetooth, but then to get smartthings integration you need something that will act as a Wi-Fi bridge to get to their IFTTT channel.

The company offers the bridge code for free if you want to download it onto a raspberry pi.

Otherwise you can buy a “Prota” bridge device from them for about $80 which can support up to 40 of the microbots. I bought the bridge.

Amazon reviews are all over the place because this is been a rapidly evolving product and there’s been a bit of complexity and getting it set up initially. But after that it seems to work pretty well. So just another possibility. :sunglasses: