KegMonster.io

Wi-Fi IoT (Internet of Things) Keg Monitor

 

 

 

BOM (Bill of Materials)

 

Description

Qty

Unit

Subtotal

Comments

Amica ESP8266 NodeMCU ESP-12E DevKit

1

$2.50

$2.50

(includes shipping)

KegMonster PCB (Printed Circuit Board)

1

$1.50

$1.50

(includes shipping)

JLCPCB

§ HASL (with lead):  $0.20 ea / 10 boards

§ LeadFree HASL-RoHS:  $0.80 ea / 10 boards

+ $5.62 PostLink US Registered Mail shipping

Saier Sensor SEN-HW06C 0.3-4.5 L/min 6mm Flow Meter

1

$3.50

$3.50

(includes shipping)

Foshan Shunde Saier Sensor Co., Ltd. / Alibaba

§ $2.00 ea / 16 sensors

+ $23.00 DHL Express shipping

304 Stainless Steel 6 mm Hose-barbed Bulkhead Fitting

2

$2.00

$4.00

(includes shipping)

HS-Tools Store / AliExpress

§ $1.41 ea / 12 fittings

+ $6.42 ePacket shipping

100 x 68 x 50 mm Wall-mounted Plastic Waterproof Enclosure

1

$2.50

$2.50

(includes shipping)

Fairy Supermarket / AliExpress

§ $2.23 ea / 12 enclosures

+ $2.88 ePacket shipping

2.54 mm 1 x 15-Pin Female Header

2

 

 

 

2.54 mm JST XH 2-Pin Female Connector with Flat 200 mm 26 AWG Wires

1

 

 

 

2.54 mm JST XH 2-pin Male Connector

1

 

 

 

2.54 mm JST XH 3-pin Male Connector

1

 

 

 

2.1 mm x 5.5 mm 2-pin Female DC Power Jack Panel-Mount Connector

1

 

 

 

#3-48 x 1/4” Phillips Pan Head Stainless Steel Machine Screw

2

 

 

 

#4-40 x 1-1/8” Phillips Pan Head Stainless Steel Machine Screw

4

 

 

 

#4-40 x 3/16” O.D. x 7/8” Nylon Spacer

4

 

 

 

25 mm x 3/16” I.D. x 7/16” O.D. Antimicrobial / PVC-Free Tubing

2

 

 

e.g., Ultra Barrier Silver™

7/16Oetiker Stepless Single-Ear Hose Clamp

4

 

 

optional

4” Cable Ties

3

 

 

 

 

Total

$14.00

 

 

 

Dynamic Keg Monitor Discovery

 

Apply power to your new keg monitor.

In adding your first keg monitor, click on “Add new device”, or …

Click on the “+” Device Tile.

In adding subsequent keg monitors, click on the  icon in the upper righthand corner and select “+ Add New Device”.

Enter the local wi-fi network name (SSID) and password (if any) your keg monitor will use.

 

 

 

 

Click on “Go to Settings”.

Navigate to “Settings Wi-Fi” on your smartphone / tablet.

Select the “KegMonster” network.

Note:  The keg monitor initially operates as an unsecured (open) wi-fi AP (Access Point), broadcasting its' own wi-fi network, “KegMonster”.

The app automatically begins provisioning your keg monitor with your local wi-fi credentials and an authorization token.

Assign your keg monitor a new name (e.g., “Tap 1”).

The wi-fi connection to your keg monitor is now secure and the keg monitor is securely bound to your KegMonster.io account.

 

 

Venue Setup

 

From the home page, click on the “SETUP” tab.

From the Venue Setup page, cut-n-paste your Taplist.io authorization token into the Authorization Token field.

The Title and Name fields should update to reflect your Taplist.io Venue.

 

 

Tap / Keg Monitor Setup

 

From the home page, click on the device tile corresponding to the tap / keg monitor to be set up.

From the Tap Monitor page, click on the “SETUP” tab.

From the Tap Setup page, enter the Taplist.io tap number to be assigned to the selected keg monitor.

The Keg Size, Volume Left and Start Volume fields should update to reflect the Taplist.io keg currently associated with the tap.

Click on the “MONITOR” tab to return to the Tap Monitor page.

 

 

And that’s it!  As inventor Ron Popeil once said, "set it and forget it."