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KegDroid pours beer with NFC

KEGDROID: NFC and beer combined. What's not to like?

Google staffer Paul Carff has produced a video showing an NFC-enabled beer tap that uses NFC badges, an NFC reader/writer, a Motorola Xoom tablet and an Arduino microcontroller to automatically dispense a brew to badge holders — provided their badge contains the ID information necessary to prove that they are, for instance, old enough to drink alcohol.

To use KegDroid, badge holders simply present their badge — a Mifare-based NFC tag — to the reader. Their ID number is then looked up in the back office system and their name and passport photo is retrieved from their Google+ ID. They then select their preferred type and size of beer and KegDroid automatically dispenses their order:

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