Linux Does Beer: Raspberry Pi Moonlights as Dutch Brewmeister
Beer is as old as civilization itself, but beer brewers are still finding new ways of improving the way the stuff is made. Case in point: BrewPi, a fermentation temperature control system powered by the tiny Rapsberry Pi computer that’s taking the tech world by storm.
The project is just one example of how open source software and a new breed of ultra-cheap computer hardware make it that much easier for the people to build, well, whatever they want. The Raspberry Pi and other low-cost hardware platforms such as the Arduino microcontroller boards are a means of connecting all sorts of existing devices so that they can readily interact with each other. They let hobbyists and small companies build their own “internet of things.”