The Amazing KegDroid
So what happens when a computer enthusiast/homebrewer decides he needs a new hobby? This guy took a Zoom tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich (I knew there was a use for a Zoom), and Audrino micro controller, and a tap system to create a beer pouring robot.
Of course, why stop there? He also added to the system an NFC badge reader to authenticate a user using Google credentials. This is to verify that you are allowed to drink the sacred stash of beer. It even uses flow sensors to determine you’re receiving the correct amount of beer in your pour (or correct amount of head as in the video’s case).
Of course it’s not magical beer, but this is very impressive. Very cool ingenuity, and the Droid character was a very nice touch.
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I live in Denver, Colorado. This blog is everything about beer, wine, cider, mead and other spirits.
I am a avid homebrewer and winemaker. I’ve been making my own beer and wine for many years. I started making beer when I was in college (mostly because the drinking age in the United States is 21). My first few beers were horrible. The beers are much better now, and I often supply my neighborhood with free beer! It is a great hobby!