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Friday, October 15, 2010

The iPad Controlled Beer Keg

I’m a Canadian… therefore, I like beer. I’m also a bit of a geek, therefore I love me some gadgets. Combine the two and what you get is a nerdgasm of epic proportions.

Introducing the iPad controlled beer keg *heavenly music*. Yes, you heard right, the iPad controlled beer keg. Built by some obviously underpaid geniuses over at Yelp, this is the kind of application of modern technology that I really dig. As you’ll see in the video above, a custom app loaded onto the iPad is tied right into a beer keg, and an RFID card reader. To pour a beer, you swipe your approved RFID card, and from there you have the green light. After you pour, you can see your name, how much you poured, even a history of people that poured before you. You can even rate the beer right there and then… Granted, this may be overkill, but it’s all very cool indeed. I love it.

One has to give a hand to these engineers, not only for making the darn thing work, but for the intense amount of detail that was obviously put into things. I mean, look at the detail and care put into the graphics. Nice!
*cheers* to this brilliant team of engineers over at Yelp. If they want to hook me up with one of these, I’m game… Of course, I suppose I need to buy a keg fridge and a keg first. I’ll get right on that. :)
Happy Friday, everyone.

The iPad Controlled Beer Keg
[Via: BitRebels]