KegMate iPad Powered Beer Monitor (video)


If you are having a party soon and need to measure the beer flow a new KegMate iPad application can help which has been developed by the team over at yelp.com

KegMate can monitor who is drinking from certain kegs via RFID tags, how much they have drunk and even allow them to rate the beer on screen. Watch the video after the jump to see the inventors walk you through how KegMate works.

KegMate

KegMate can also monitor the kegs temperature and the app can be viewed through a web browsers if required to remotely check the kegs usage.

Sensors attached to the keg feed data into an Arduino microcontroller, which in turn communicates directly with the iPad via a serial connection.

The iPad processes that data and displays it with a description of the current brew. An RFID reader attached to the system allows users to ‘swipe in’ to KegMate and keep track of how much beer they’ve consumed.

The iPad processes that data and displays it with a description of the current brew. An RFID reader attached to the system allows users to ‘swipe in’ to KegMate and keeps track of how much beer they’ve consumed.

Via Daily Mobile