We're happy to announce the impending release of RaspberryPints, a free digital taplist solution. After posting a feeler thread
, I found myself amidst a 500 post thread juggernaut. Luckily, it also resulted in the accidental recruitment of a tight group of 8-10 volunteers, who will help see this project through!
Suffice to say, we've heard your interest, incorporated many of your feature requests, and committed to an initial release date! For those not yet spun up on RPints yet, please read on...
What is RaspberryPints?
RaspberryPints (or RPints) is a digital upgrade to the conventional chalkboard taplist, created just for the home brewer. Display your current beers on tap with a sleek, digital presentation. Manage your beers, recipes, kegs, and taps with our built-in tracking system.
Why should I choose RaspberryPints over the competition?
We've purpose built RPints from the ground up to run on minimalist hardware, some of which you probably already own. We include a simple, intuitive administrative interface to allow for easy management of everything behind-the-scenes. Most importantly, we'll provide you with all the software code, images and instructions you need, free of charge -- we don't know of any comparable free alternatives!
How much does the hardware cost?
The core hardware consists of a Raspberry Pi, an ARM GNU/Linux mini computer, which usually costs about $40 (incl shipping). You'll also need a video display (PC monitor or TV), a video cable, a micro USB charger, wireless a keyboard/mouse with unified receiver, a USB Wi-Fi adapter, an SD card and an SD card reader. Starting from scratch, most users will spend less than $100 for everything.
What skills are required and how long does setup take?
Installation couldn't be simpler, requiring only basic computer skills. Your ability to complete the build is dependent entirely on your ability to follow step-by-step instructions and enter provided commands. An entire build, install and configuration will take less than one day.
How do I get started?
Visit the official website at http://www.raspberrypints.com/