NEW YORK: TECHNOLOGY STARTUP Robokeg showed off its Raspberry Pi and NFC powered beer keg prototype at the New York Tech Meetup (NYTM) event on Tuesday, demonstrating hands-free beer service.
Created by "three lazy hackers", Robokeg uses a Raspberry Pi PC as the brain of the machine, which speaks to an NFC enabled device over a WiFi module and to the beer keg over the Raspberry Pi pinout, which drives a small servo motor on top of the beer pump. The gears that control the pump are 3D printed by a Makerbot 3D printer.
Robokeg also works with an app on mobile devices, which can even suggest which beer would be best depending on the weather.
Robokeg said it could one day act as a vending machine at festivals when you don't have your wallet, or in clubs to reduce queue times at the bar. Watch for it at your local pub. µ