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Re: Beer Maker Builds a Raspberry Pi Tap List for His Home Brews
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 09:21:29 PM »
Nice! I love a gadget.
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Re: Beer Maker Builds a Raspberry Pi Tap List for His Home Brews
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 07:00:51 AM »
I wish I was more of a nerd so I could make this happen.  :-\
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Re: Beer Maker Builds a Raspberry Pi Tap List for His Home Brews
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 09:02:57 AM »
pretty freakin schweet!
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Re: Beer Maker Builds a Raspberry Pi Tap List for His Home Brews
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 10:12:10 AM »
what the frick is a raspberry pi.  i mean do you put whipped cream on it and eat it.  that thing looks cool, i just don't quite get the connection between a tablet and raspberry pi
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Re: Beer Maker Builds a Raspberry Pi Tap List for His Home Brews
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 10:27:32 AM »
what the frick is a raspberry pi.  i mean do you put whipped cream on it and eat it.  that thing looks cool, i just don't quite get the connection between a tablet and raspberry pi

I don't think thats a tablet, it looks like a monitor turned to portrait mode that's hanging from the wall.

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Re: Beer Maker Builds a Raspberry Pi Tap List for His Home Brews
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 10:28:23 AM »
really, you can't make a list on a sheet of paper
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Re: Beer Maker Builds a Raspberry Pi Tap List for His Home Brews
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 10:35:42 AM »
+1.  A chalkboard/dry erase is high tech enough for me. To each his own.
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Re: Beer Maker Builds a Raspberry Pi Tap List for His Home Brews
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 01:44:49 PM »
what the frick is a raspberry pi.

It is one of a number of very small computers that you can use to do just about anything you'd want to do.  The difference between this and a tablet is that this is just the computer part: no monitor, user input, etc., though you can add them to your project if you want to.  Most of these projects the computer is running Linux, which makes it much easier to program.  What this person did was basically to run it as a web server.  Neat, but not the coolest kind of thing you can do.  It would be easy to use one of these devices to automate your brewery if you were using valves and such that operate via relays.

More popular as a platform is the Arduino (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino) and the newer IOIO (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10748), but new devices will probably pop out every few years or so as newer hardware becomes better, cheaper, smaller, etc.

If you want to see another homebrew-related project for the Raspberry Pi (and Arduino), there is a temperature controller (http://brewpi.com), or if you want network capability, this one will update you on Untappd every time you pull a beer:  http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/18/arduino-kegerator-hack-checks-in-your-homebrews-on-untappd/

Actually, I just found this, if you want to see what you can really do with these types of cheap devices, check out the Arduino-based Kegbot project:  http://kegbot.org/  I love the beer drinking statistics part. :)

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Re: Beer Maker Builds a Raspberry Pi Tap List for His Home Brews
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2013, 07:29:48 PM »
After looking thru the markup (its just html and php) its really really simple with almost no features beside showing a list based on data in a dbase file. When I initially saw the keg status graphics I thought it would be more arduino-like with sensors that monitored realworld data like keg pressure, temp, etc. but its not. Its just a webpage on a monitor.

You manually edit the data in the dbase to reflect your beers and you're done.

This is the data:

BeerNum,BeerName,Style,Brewery,ABV,IBU,SRM,Status,BeerNameL
Beer1,BeerName,Style,Brewery,ABV,IBU,SRM,Status,BeerName
Beer2,BeerName,Style,Brewery,ABV,IBU,SRM,Status,BeerName
Beer3,BeerName,Style,Brewery,ABV,IBU,SRM,Status,BeerName
Beer4,BeerName,Style,Brewery,ABV,IBU,SRM,Status,BeerName
Beer5,BeerName,Style,Brewery,ABV,IBU,SRM,Status,BeerName
Beer6,BeerName,Style,Brewery,ABV,IBU,SRM,Status,BeerName

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