Thursday, 8 June 2017

CraftBeerPi Amazon Alexa Skill

quote [ CraftBeerPi Alexa Skill ]

Wow. This is pretty slick.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+1 Interesting]
[by lilmookieesquire@5:56amGMT]


donnie said @ 9:47am GMT on 8th Jun
Where's the amazing part, then?
lilmookieesquire said @ 3:16pm GMT on 8th Jun
I think it's probably 3k+ worth of brewing kit.
donnie said @ 10:00am GMT on 9th Jun
I'd expect a craft brewery to have spent a lot more than that on their brewing equipment. I went to the website and it looks like some sort of garage experiment made with duct tape, foil, and bailing wire.
lilmookieesquire said[1] @ 12:52am GMT on 10th Jun
Ya, its with a raspberrypi

I think he means craft brew like "some dude in his garage"

I think the amazing part was suppose to be the relatively inexpensive amount of money you can automate for.
donnie said @ 8:16am GMT on 10th Jun
Automation really isn't very complicated in a lot of cases, especially with something as (procedurally) simple as beer brewing. Most of the craft of beer-making is in the recipe and method. Otherwise it's just a lot of waiting around between a few very simple steps. I suppose this is one of those things that maybe looks more amazing when you don't know how it works. I see a couple of basic sensors, a few actuators, and maybe a few dozen lines of code. The rest is just gluing pre-built templates and APIs together - the programming equivalent of buying a timer at the hardware store and plugging it into an extension cord. Achievement.
donnie said @ 8:23am GMT on 10th Jun
And... as for Alexa, I mean, I remember when this was a thing in the early '90s

Apple History: John Sculley Presenting Prototype Voice Recognition System "Casper", March 2, 1992

In 1992 I was amazed. Today, 25 years later, it's amazing that this is still "a thing".
krupa said @ 8:40am GMT on 11th Jun
...that's relatively fast.
HoZay said @ 11:52am GMT on 8th Jun
What's this for?
lilmookieesquire said @ 3:17pm GMT on 8th Jun
I think this lets you brew/monitor brewing remotely which is awesome if you don't burn down your brewing area in a horrible fire.
steele said @ 2:26pm GMT on 8th Jun
You're flying to close to the sun, mookie! :D
lilmookieesquire said @ 5:57pm GMT on 8th Jun
It's not classically a "good post" but I was like, it has voice command.
steele said @ 6:17pm GMT on 8th Jun
You keep playing fast and loose with the posts and you're going to get somebody killed one of these days, mookie!
mechanical contrivance said @ 6:30pm GMT on 8th Jun
Hopefully, it will be someone we don't like.
HoZay said @ 7:01pm GMT on 8th Jun
Everybody's got to die from something.

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