Who’s up for some Android beer?
Ever wonder what some Google employees are doing in their spare time? Of course, they like creating cool stuff. And by mixing his passion for Android and beer, Paul Carff has come up with a machine worthy of praise.
What you’re looking at right here is a an Android-based automated beer dispenser called the KegDroid, a.k.a “Betsy“. I’ve seen an iPad-powered keg before, but I think this KegDroid is way cooler.
Carff, a senior developer advocate at Google, combined a Motorola Xoom running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with an Arduino microcontroller to create the machine.
What I really like about this invention is it protects brews from unauthorized drinkers. Activation of the KegDroid requires a form of authentication which is done through an NFC badge. If accepted, you are logged into “Betsy” via your Google+ account and then you can select your choice of beers and sizes.