The beer can keyboard – we’ll drink to that
It might not be as portable or ergonomic as the average keyboard, but we’re betting this promotional gizmo tastes a hell of a lot better.
Created by a team of engineers at Bucharest’s Webstock show, it features 44 (full) cans of beer arranged in standard QWERTY alignment, hooked up to an Arduino controller board and the super-affordable Raspberry Pi computer. Attendees could use it to type in their email address to enter a competition run by Prague-based brewer Staropramen (who also provided the beer cans).
The keyboard won’t be on sale any time soon, so if you want one you’ll have to invest in an Arduino, a Raspberry Pi and a couple of crates of lager from your local offie. Just don’t be tempted to celebrate finishing your building project by drinking the space bar, OK?