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    New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    While perusing the interwebz today I came across a video of an Arduino controlled drink maker called The Inebriator.

    I thought this idea was pretty cool and wanted to try something similar to this but I didn't want mine to move because it doesn't seem interesting to me and wastes precious drinking time. I want to make something that looks awesome, is fun and easy to use, pours delicious drinks, and is expandable.

    Then I found the Barduino project. I like the large display, SQL backend, web access, and the kiosk like stand. However I want my alcohol to be displayed front and center, preferably above the display platform. I also like the way the upside down bottles look on display. If this were at a party, you could easily see where the bar/alcohol is at.

    I have a small Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet that is not being used for anything. It would be the perfect interface for this automated bar.

    I am creating this post mostly as a "blog" type format to document the progress of the project and to serve as a reference for other people who are interested in this type of project. I will continue to post as I figure out what I am doing.

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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Preliminary diagram of my project. I think I am going to put up a blog on my site to track this project.

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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    For what its worth. I started a blog about it. Yeah I'm bored: Dylan's Projects

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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Preliminary Design


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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    I ended up scrapping that original design because I discovered that a pressurized system is ideal but not practical unless I am using all the same type of containers. And I want to use the original bottles and have them be on display.

    Here is an updated design that I am still working on. Disregard the colors.

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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Designed and Ordered my first PCB. Shout out to Wossname for the assistance!



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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Quote Originally Posted by dclamp View Post
    Designed and Ordered my first PCB. Shout out to Wossname for the assistance!



    You're welcome.

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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Yeah, the picture link is also a 404 or your shout out thread too.
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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Yeah my server was compromised over the weekend so My links are dead now
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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Alright got them back.
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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    What's a PCB
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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Printed Circuit Board. Often incorrectly known as a "motherboard".
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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Ahh ok
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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    I soldered harnesses onto my LED modules. +5v, GND, Din, Dout.





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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    That is the cleanest bench I've ever seen.
    I don't live here any more.

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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    I am OCD. I have to keep it clean. Plus the rest of the garage is a mess...

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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    You need to change your ram sticker to a jeep one.
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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Good point. Luckily that is a magnet. I will rip that off, step on it, and then throw it in the Home Depot bucket trash can.
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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    What I found interesting is that the comment about the clean bench came over a month after the post about the work done,
    but you had a picture of the full bench and a portion of the garage "waiting" from before the work was done (you can see the stack of LED modules on the bench).

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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Yeah I took that photo just before I started. I am not sure why... But it came in handy. Also my PCBs came in today!
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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Update of my bench since I have been furiously trying to get the board to work:

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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    well dang... I'm disappointed... I was hoping for an update... I see it's been over a year since the last one... man, the service in this bar sucks!

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    Re: New Project: Ardunio Bar / Drink Maker

    Yeah I ran into some... engineering problems.
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    I got all the software and firmware working well. It just didnt quite work the way I wanted with the fluid dispensing. I couldn't find a suitable plug for the bottles that provided a good seal and allowed for tubing to be ran into it. Also tried 3d printing some prototypes but my 3d modeling isn't so good.

    I was going to alter my design and go with a pump system vs my original plan of a pressure system. I bought the peristaltic pumps but never got any farther than that. I have some 3d renderings of my proposed design. I will have to find those and post them.
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