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Old 11-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #11
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Yes, he said it better....
Ya, but I wanted to use the term "Venture round" and "Micro" together.

Had my heart set on it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #12
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Would be totally awesome

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:39 PM   #13
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here is what the production model is going to look like [per their kickstarter page]


and pre-production model looks like this:


Depending on your level of sponsorship, it is either bluetooth or wifi capable, plus there's an option for a temperature probe.

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:04 AM   #14
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I have been wondering how long it was going to be before someone did this.
I will wait for a little feedback from customers. If they are good to go I will purchase for sure.

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:18 AM   #15
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It's a student project. They are using free PCB dev tools from Express PCB, A bluetooth module from Roving Networks, and what I think is a microchip processor onboard. I don't see any WiFi there, and I doubt it's present at all. I see these things in the video.

The housing is machined aluminum, which will have to be redone in plastic. I'm guessing they are using a small strain gauge to sense the weight of the bouyant float in the beer. The whole gizmo would replace your stopper/airlock. Watch out for blow offs!

It's a cool idea, and I'd buy one, but probably quite a ways from production.

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I want one and I want it to interface with my temp controller on the fermentation chamber.
Next logical step I suppose.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:12 PM   #17
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It's a cool idea, and I'd buy one, but probably quite a ways from production.
Well the kickstarter doubled the money they were looking for. So I am very hopeful. I purchased the bluetooth model as it will be delivered in Dec, and the wifi one said april.

I will report in when I receive mine, but I am extremely excited.
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Any news? Is it real?

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I really want to hear some feedback about this. Let´s wait and see.

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Interesting.

From Kickstarter
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...drometer/posts
348 Backers
$59,296 pledged of $25,000 goal

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3 BeerBugs from our first big batch! We just finished their testing. More news to follow soon! pic.twitter.com/EE6vsELS

Company Site: http://www.thebeerbug.com/

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