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Paul Cowan edited this page Jan 27, 2017 · 30 revisions

Overview of the KegNet Client

KegNet tracks the temperature and volume of beer in a keg, including every pour, and posts this info to a Facebook-like website for your kegerator.

The KegNet client consists of a small, cheap, internet connected computer attached to a liquid flow meter and a temperature sensor. This allows it to constantly track beer consumption and refrigerator temperature, which is then transmitted to the central KegNet servers for processing and display.

The main KegNet website is



Optional Hardware

Operating System

Custom Software Components (This repository)

  • pourd - The pour daemon, captures beer pours using the flow sensor
  • kegnet-client - The KegNet client daemon - transmits temperature and pours to the KegNet servers

Client software should be simple, efficient, minimalistic, and rely on operating system provided facilities as much as possible.

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