Completed Drinks Tray

Hello, its been a long time since we updated, and that’s mainly due to both of us being extremely busy with our day jobs. There has however been some progress and this is partly facilitated by our new CNC machine. The CNC was purchased from ebay and so far we have been extremely impressed with the machine.

The first thing we made for The Inebriator was the new glass tray which will hold the glass whilst the drink is being dispensed. The glass tray also needs to house the LED ring to allow for some nice lighting affects.

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Wow!

Over 20,000 unique visitors in the last 24 hours! a combination of a post on reddit and a facebook group has raised a lot of interest in our little hobby project.

A very quick update…. we are still working on The Inebriator, albeit slowly…

Thanks for all the emails and comments, we will reply to as many as we can as soon as we can, and we will aim to post more frequent updates.

New console in action

Last weekend we had a small gathering to put the new console/control system through its paces. The new console is vastly different to the original, in that it runs on a .NETMF board, which sends commands to the Arduino Mega which handles the low level mechanics. It is a much more complicated set up but allows programming in c# which I find much easier to do complicated stuff with than C++ (such as XML processing).

It works!

I am very pleased to be able to say it worked flawlessly and a complete success. A total of 60 cocktails served, once again Identity Crisis was by far the most popular. Here’s a video in action:

FAQs

Are you releasing a parts list?   No

Are you releasing the schematics / plans?   No

Are you releasing the source code?   No

Are you producing a how to guide?   No

Where can I buy one from?  You can’t

A bit of good news though, we are currently working on version two which should be much more polished and we are looking into our options for commercialisation. The Inebriator is our first prototype, which we just made for the fun of the challenge and all the recent interest has taken us by surprise.

Stirrers and Ice Hoppers

Following a post on Reddit, which subsequently led to a post on Hack A Day and other sites, we’ve had quite a bit of interest in our little project over the past couple of days. Comments have been very positive, so thanks guys, we really appreciate the feedback.

One recurring theme has been the lack of an Ice Hopper and Stirring mechanism, so thought I would make a post about them. Frankly we would love to add both of these features, and they have been considered many times, but so far we have not found a suitable solution.

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New Cool Box

Perhaps not the most exciting development, but we have a new cool box! Woohoo! The original cool box was far too small and once filled with plumbed bottles there wasn’t enough room to close it which somewhat limited its effectiveness.

New Coolbox

New Cool Box

Purchased from Costco this Igloo 63 litre cool box should have ample room for 10+ bottles. To keep things simple we have decided to only use 2 litre bottles, the picture below shows 9 bottles plumbed in.
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