If you regularly read this blog you might start to get the wrong impression of the hybris labs team. “NFC Beergarden”, “Smart Wine Shelf”, now the “Oktoberfest of Things”…. Well, you know… ah, why bother… this is what we’re up to:
Do you remember that kind fairy supplying Franz with a constant flow of beer? Basically that’s us. (I’m not making it better, am I…). For the Oktoberfest of Things (an open project started by @gy4nt and @tamberg, born during the “Open Internet of Things Assembly” and based on http://marcpous.com/cutleware/) we started working on a way to monitor a specific parameter of individual beer consumption. By integrating pressure sensors into beer mats we will be able to estimate when a beer mug is close to getting empty. We can’t measure the exact filling level, so we simply multiply the average sip volume with the number of lift-ups. Like that we should get pretty close to knowing when the mug is empty but just in case not, there’s also the option to tap the beer mat twice with your finger to order fresh supplies.
If you’re interested in this and a couple of other ideas surrounding the Oktoberfest of Things, please also visit http://www.meetup.com/IoTMunich/. A meetup is planned in Munich on Sept 18th, a test run in a beer garden Sept 19th and visiting the Fest Sept 20th. See you there, cheers!
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