It’s a beer guzzler’s dream. A beer keg on wheels that motors over to your friends and serves them from the tap. And it’s all remote controlled by you. The concept is quite simple really: take a beer keg and mate it with motorized wheels and a remote control tap. Well…it’s not quite that simple. Systm calls it the KegBot for a reason. The KegBot lets the handler control remotely not only the motion but also the delivery of the beer from the tap. So, no excess pints for your mooching friends.
The chief factor in its design is the weight of the steel drum plus the volume of the beer inside. What’s required are some heavy duty motors attached to the wheels of a lawnmower. The chassis is an improvised furniture dolly strong enough to bear all that weight including the batteries. The trick behind opening and closing of the beer tap is a solenoid which acts like an electro-magnetic valve. A CO2 canister for the froth and a steel keg complete the setup. A Micromatic tap draws the pressurized beer from the keg.
The KegBot is brought alive using electronics like speed controllers and a radio receiver. The video shows how the whole assembly is put together with a few more nuts and bolts. The only thing the video might not help you with is sending out invitations for the beer binge.
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