Let’s settle once and for all - Who is the fastest chugger of ‘em all?
St. Patrick’s Day is here and it’s given us a good excuse to drink beer at work! For this festive occasion we give you: The Chug-Meter. Now we can settle once and for all - who is the fastest chugger of ‘em all?
First of all, we recommend you start drinking after you make the counter. It may seem obvious, but we’re just making sure here.
We went easy on you here. The circuit is pretty simple:
As is always, you can change the electronics. Here are just a few examples:
- Replace the 7 segment with an LCD screen
- Replace the FSR with an IR diode
- Add an RGB LED to the circuit
And basically go wild - it's St. Patrick's day!
After you click Generate go through the 3 parts of the reply: BoM, Step-by-step wiring guide and Code. Follow the instructions carefully and let us know if you need any help by commenting below.
Once everything is up and running, you’ll need to:
- Replace the sample code you got in the circuito.io reply with the code attached in this tutorial. Copy the code and paste it into the Firmware tab of the sample code from circuito.io. This way, all the component libraries will remain as they are, and only the main function will change.
- Tape the FSR (Force Sensitive Resistor) under the beer coaster. Once the force is released (=the pint is lifted) the counter starts running. When the pint is put back on the coaster - the timer stops and you can reset it with the button.
- 3D print the 7-segment case.
- Start drinking.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Drink Responsibly!