Nerdgasm: The iPad Controlled Beer Keg

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]

  • Make a Useful App Guys

    This takes absolutely all the fun out of getting wasted on keg beer. Fuck you guys. You need a goddamned iPad to tell you how much beer is left? And who’s been drinking it?! Wow. Oh, and the temperature? IT’S IN A KEGERATOR WHO CARES?!

    /drunk

  • http://twitter.com/ScottBoren Scott Boren

    Yea OK that’s nice, but I can hear the conspiracy theory people now saying that it is simply Big Brother keeping tabs on us

    • Anonymous

      Dude, pay attention. This ain’t TAB, it’s Beer!

    • Mouring

      Of course he is keeping a tab on us! Because I’m sure at some point the bar bill will be due. =)

    • Mouring

      Of course he is keeping a tab on us! Because I’m sure at some point the bar bill will be due. =)

  • Salt

    Big Brother is watching brew…

  • HarkJohnny

    c’mon, St. Bernardus Tripel deserves better than two stars! Oh and that’s pretty effing cool too!

  • HarkJohnny

    c’mon, St. Bernardus Tripel deserves better than two stars! Oh and that’s pretty effing cool too!

  • Docrime

    dum

  • Docrime

    dum

  • Zoelgrande

    Like this beer stuff man..btw just 2 let u know I found it on facebook and u can benefit from it too..here http://bit.ly/cl9DQr

  • http://www.facebook.com/sperron Scott Perron

    It may have some silly features, but it could make opening a tab so much easier.

  • Jarno334

    There’s a bar in Prague, Czech Republic named The Beer Factory. They have taps at the tables themselves and projectors displaying what table is drinking the most. The best part is… you pour your own litres and are charged as such.

    Maybe they should upgrade to these iPad controlled units ;)

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