27 Aug '12, 1am

How green is your #mypressi? Prototype adaptor lets you use larger CO2 tanks or even just high-pressure air.

How green is your #mypressi? Prototype adaptor lets you use larger CO2 tanks or even just high-pressure air.

This is a "kitchen table" prototype of a mypressi TWIST endcap adapted to include a gas fill nipple. I put it together this weekend. It does look a bit rough, but the next proto will be machined and finished off nicely. More importantly, it works. This endcap lets the mypressi TWIST operate off the larger CO2 gas cylinders. A 20 oz tank will provide 400 to 600 shots at a cost of just a few cents per shot, not including the capital costs of the tank and the fill line, although you could put together a suitable setup for $60 including the fill line and needle valve for the tank, and there are all sort of great online deals for these that are much less expensive. The endcap includes a check valve so that you can fill it, detach it from the tank and pull the shot just like normal. And yes, this is how I made my morning coffee. Currently looking at ways to manage a "liquid fill...

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