Operated through an iPad interface, the open source, synthetic Al Swearengen holds up to 15 bottles of beverage plumbed into custom-designed, Raspberry Pi-controlled pumps. It’s capable of mixing dozens of drinks, including black Russians, Kahlua mudslides, or almost any other classy beverage of your choosing.
The combination of technical utility and hackerspace aesthetics would make this a perfect accessory in the Mos Eisley cantina, which isn’t far from Bartendro’s actual roots in the dusty fields of Burning Man. Pierre Michael and Robert Kaye worked on projects for that desert gathering for years before being inspired by the concept of microcontroller-based liquid dispensing. Party Robotics was born, and tech conference parties may never be the same.
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