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KegVision takes kegerators to a whole new place...your phone. State-of-the-art hardware and software ensures you never run out of beer. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on November 9, 2013.

KegVision takes kegerators to a whole new place...your phone. State-of-the-art hardware and software ensures you never run out of beer.

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About this project

The KegVision System! Our passion is beer.  Any beer.  And more importantly, the problem of running out of beer!!  Running our of beer in your keg is not a good feeling. We developed the KegVision system to fix this problem. Now you will always know how much beer you have in your keg.  Like a gas gauge for your keg!  KegVision tells you how much beer is in your keg right on your smartphone.  But it does more...

Main Screen Single Keg
Main Screen Single Keg

The wifi KegVision system consists of a sensor box and smartphone app.  The senor box is easily attached between your keg coupler and the beer line. The app will configure KegVision with your home network configuration.

App and Sensor
App and Sensor

Now, every time you pour a beer, your smartphone app will alert you of how much you poured and how much beer is left in your keg.  Display the amount of beer in various units of measure such as ounces, Liters, mL, 12 oz beers, 16 oz beers, or customize it.  The temperature of your beer is also monitored for a perfect pour. A CO2 level indicator is included as well.  The Party Planner feature lets you know if you have enough beer for you and all of your friends.  The reserve button lets you quickly call your local distributor to reserve a new keg when your KegVision shows a low beer level!

Settings Screen
Settings Screen

As an experienced electrical engineer (who started this venture) with an MBA degree I am constantly looking for ways to enhance products and user experience.  So....the time has come to take beer keg monitoring to the cloud!  We are creating a new sensor that will provide simple installation without cutting into your beer line.  No calibration required either.  The KegVision system connects into your home network and stores every ounce of beer poured into the cloud and calculates how much beer is left if your keg.  This information is then sent to your smartphone every time you pour a beer.

We are using the latest in wireless technology in our hardware and the latest technology for lightweight low-battery-usage smartphone messaging.

The prototype show below of the KegVision sensor assembly hardware consists of a flow sensor, microprocessor-based electronics, and a wifi module. 

Rewards

KegVision Basic

  • Sensor Assembly
  • KegVision Basic App (android or iPhone)
  • beer keg level monitoring
  • temperature measurement

KegVision Plus

  • Sensor Assembly
  • KegVision Plus App (android or iPhone)
  • beer keg level monitoring
  • temperature measurement
  • CO2 level indicator
  • Party Planner feature
  • Reserve Keg feature
  • support for up to 3 kegs

Out of Beer T-Shirt with KegVision Logo

KegVision Pint Glass

Where the Funds Will Go

We need the funds to cover NRE of packaging and circuit assembly, software, circuit boards and marketing.

Circuit board fabrication and assemblies.

Custom Plastic housing for sensor and electronics.

Connection hardware

Software development to finish android app and port to iOS (for iPhone)

The Timeline:

With successful funding of the Kickstarter campaign by October 30th, our backers can expect us to deliver on the following deadline.

November 15: The Kickstarter Campaign ends

December 30: Order circuit board assemblies. Order customer plastic sensor housing. 

January 30, 2014: Andoid App Completed. Assmebly of backers orders.

February 30,2014: IOS app complete

March 30, 2014: Shipment of Backer's orders.

Existing Keg-Meter Products
Existing Keg-Meter Products

Risks and challenges

We are very experienced with beer monitoring. Keg-Meter has been selling products since 2006. We want to jump to a new age of technology and high quality products. We have early prototypes of the sensor and the app. We have experienced android and iPhone software engineers already lined up, we have early proof of concept work completed. Cloud data services are already secured. As an electrical engineer who has developed and led many products our risks are mainly in the timing of contract engineering resources.

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FAQ

  • It gets power from a wall plug. The power cable is thin enough to not interfere with the seal on the kegerator door. The cable is 9 feet long so it can be run underneath the kegerator and plug into the same outlet as the kegerator.

    (If you are adventurous you could poke a hole near the CO2 gas line to feed the power cable but it is not necessary.)

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    KegVision Pint Glass

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    "Out of Beer" Life is Crap t-shirt with our KegVision logo.

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    Early adopter reward. KegVision Basic.
    Sensor and smartphone app for either android or iPhone. Will only show beer left in keg and temperature of refrigeration unit.

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    10 backers All gone!

    Early adopter reward. KegVision Plus.
    Sensor and smartphone app for either android or iPhone. Upgraded App:
    Additional Features:
    1)CO2 pressure level indicator
    2)party planner
    3)reserve keg call button.
    With t-shirt.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    KegVision Basic.
    Sensor and smartphone app for either android or iPhone. Will only show beer left in keg and temperature of refrigeration unit.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $139 or more

    19 backers

    KegVision Plus.
    Sensor and smartphone app for either android or iPhone. Upgraded App:
    Additional Features:
    1)CO2 pressure level indicator
    2)party planner
    3)reserve keg call button

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    3 backers

    KegVision Plus with t-shirt. Sensor and smartphone app for either android or iPhone. Upgraded App: Additional Features: 1)CO2 pressure level indicator 2)party planner 3)reserve keg call button.

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    7 backers

    Need 2 keg sensors?
    KegVision Plus. Sensors for two kegs and smartphone app for either android or iPhone. Upgraded App: Additional Features: 1)CO2 pressure level indicator 2)party planner 3)reserve keg call button.
    With t-shirt.

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    1 backer

    KegVision Plus with kegerator kit.
    Sensor, smartphone app, and keg kit for building your own kegeartor. (keg kit includes - faucet, beer line, keg couple, shank, CO2 regulator) CO2 tank NOT included.
    With t-shirt.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
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    8 backers

    Need 3 keg sensors? KegVision Plus. Sensors for three kegs and smartphone app for either android or iPhone. Upgraded App: Additional Features: 1)CO2 pressure level indicator 2)party planner 3)reserve keg call button.
    And t-shirt.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (37 days)