You ever have issues with friends and room mates drinking your precious beer? You could hide it around the house like alcoholic easter eggs. I guess a gun safe would work too, but refrigeration is a nightmare. Let face it. It’s just not… cool.
The tech savy/hacker/beer enthusiasts at Milwaukee Makerspace are working up a new solution to beer free loaders. An RFID swipe system. It’s kind of like the badge you would you use to swipe into your office. The refrigerator/kegerator is secured by the system. Using a nokia screen with some custom programming and geek know how, your stash is secure. Those with a keg fob and access can get to your beer. The kegerator even uses a flowmeter to record how much beer was consumed, and by who.
…we are also working on a version that uses an android phone for display, data logging and cloud-connected goodness.