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Design of a Smart Bartender with Peristaltic Pumps

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Department of Computer Aided Design, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”, Saint Petersburg 197376, Russia
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Department of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”, Saint Petersburg 197376, Russia
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Youth Research Institute, Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”, Saint Petersburg 197376, Russia
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Inventions 2019, 4(2), 26; https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions4020026
Received: 1 April 2019 / Revised: 17 April 2019 / Accepted: 29 April 2019 / Published: 1 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Inventions and innovation in Advanced Manufacturing)
In this paper, the development of a smart scalable system for liquid supply based on high-precision peristaltic pumps is described. The architecture of software and hardware for the proposed system is considered. This liquid supply system can be used for mixed and layered cocktail preparation in public catering establishments, such as bars, as well as for home use. Due to the flexibility and scalability of the system, it is possible to apply it in various branches of human activity, where fine dosing of liquids is required, e.g., for beverage mixing, cooking, health and medical applications. By using open architecture and software, this system can be built in a smart home environment. The cross-platform control software and an embedded Bluetooth module allow using the developed setup in various use case scenarios. The result of the project is a DIY-kit, capable of mixing 6 to 32 different liquids in specified proportions and the programmable sequence. View Full-Text
Keywords: Additive technology; Arduino; embedded systems; model-based design; beverage mixing; composite materials; liquid dosing Additive technology; Arduino; embedded systems; model-based design; beverage mixing; composite materials; liquid dosing
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Rybin, V.; Karimov, T.; Sigaeva, M.; Solomevich, E.; Kolev, G.; Kopets, E. Design of a Smart Bartender with Peristaltic Pumps. Inventions 2019, 4, 26.

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