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(Jalopnik)   A Tesla engineer created a touch sensitive device made out of a door handle to pour his beer. Why? Because he's better than us   (jalopnik.com) divider line 72
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2012-12-18 04:26:05 PM  
Seems redundant.

I thought the point would be to get it from the kegerator/beer fridge to your chair where you are watching the TV.

Hmmm. run insulated tube from fridge to chair...attach spigot...would have to increase pressurization at source...maybe place hose behind wall/underneath floor tiles...

/draws up plans
 
2012-12-18 05:29:54 PM  
That should be pretty easy to do with Arduino.
 
2012-12-18 05:32:37 PM  
So he took a process that had one handle and made it more complex by adding a second redundant handle. Typical engineer.
 
2012-12-18 05:35:41 PM  
That's pretty f*cking cool!

/draws up plans for vodka dispenser
 
2012-12-18 05:40:21 PM  
Step 1. Open beer bottle
Step 2. Pour beer down gullet

Do we really need to make it more compicated than that?
 
2012-12-18 05:41:50 PM  
Off topic, but this weekend I was in the local mall for the first time in a while and there's now a Tesla store in there. Weird concept.
 
2012-12-18 05:42:23 PM  
Can he make an electric vehicle at a profitable price point?
 
2012-12-18 05:42:51 PM  

gopher321: Seems redundant.

I thought the point would be to get it from the kegerator/beer fridge to your chair where you are watching the TV.

Hmmm. run insulated tube from fridge to chair...attach spigot...would have to increase pressurization at source...maybe place hose behind wall/underneath floor tiles...

/draws up plans


Don't forget the catheter.
 
2012-12-18 05:44:27 PM  
looks pretty simple.

so he wasted (stole?) his employers inventory (door handle, motor that pushes out door handle plus sensors & wires) plus time, tools, etc. and adds a simple motor and rod to push the original tap handle.

Should have spent his time cost-reducing his employers product to make himself valuable to the company....

//not impressed
 
2012-12-18 05:45:05 PM  
How much of our tax dollars did that take?
 
2012-12-18 05:46:00 PM  
every day the internet reminds me in 1,000 ways of the ignorant, the uneducated and the stupid men who stare at me from my tri-fold mirror
 
2012-12-18 05:47:13 PM  
Is he the one who invented this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z86V_ICUCD4
 
2012-12-18 05:51:56 PM  
Simplicate and add lightness!
 
2012-12-18 05:52:21 PM  
I have one of those to open my fly.

/No, it makes no sense to me either. But genius is like that. lol
 
2012-12-18 05:53:06 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: So he took a process that had one handle and made it more complexawesome by adding a second redundantawesome handle. Typical engineer.

 
2012-12-18 05:57:21 PM  

gopher321: Seems redundant.

I thought the point would be to get it from the kegerator/beer fridge to your chair where you are watching the TV.


See page one of...

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-18 05:59:41 PM  
 
2012-12-18 06:01:29 PM  

Ed Willy: Can he make an electric vehicle at a profitable price point?


If this dude is over-engineering a keg dispenser I'm guessing the electric car he would design would look like The Homer.
 
2012-12-18 06:03:30 PM  
That's some Rube Goldberg shiat right there.
 
2012-12-18 06:07:29 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Step 1. Open beer bottle
Step 2. Pour beer down gullet

Do we really need to make it more compicated than that?


Need? pfft... don't make me have to.
 
2012-12-18 06:09:23 PM  
Pssgh, don't know about no fancy beer pourin', but here's mah beer holder:

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-18 06:17:35 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: So he took a process that had one handle and made it more complex by adding a second redundant handle. Typical engineering consultant.


Fixeed.
 
2012-12-18 06:28:25 PM  
You had me at Beer.
 
2012-12-18 06:28:46 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: So he took a process that had one handle and made it more complex by adding a second redundant handle. Typical engineer.


First rule in government spending: why build one when you can have two at twice the price? Sounds like a government contractor.
 
2012-12-18 06:30:25 PM  

neenerist: Psycoholic_Slag: So he took a process that had one handle and made it more complex by adding a second redundant handle. Typical engineering consultant.

Fixeed.


Nah, if it was a consultant, then it would have broken off, and he would have offered a specialist to fix that part.
 
2012-12-18 06:42:31 PM  
So he's solved the inflow problem, but what about the outflow. I hate having to get up to pee.
 
2012-12-18 06:43:03 PM  

FreakinB: Off topic, but this weekend I was in the local mall for the first time in a while and there's now a Tesla store in there. Weird concept.


I see the new Teslas are in early this year.
 
2012-12-18 06:45:15 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Pssgh, don't know about no fancy beer pourin', but here's mah beer holder:


That beer tastes like ass.
 
2012-12-18 06:52:05 PM  

RexTalionis: That should be pretty easy to do with Arduino.


That was my first thought.

Psycoholic_Slag: So he took a process that had one handle and made it more complex by adding a second redundant handle. Typical engineer.


As an engineer, that was my second.

He should have removed the tap handle.
 
2012-12-18 06:53:04 PM  

hogans: CapeFearCadaver: Pssgh, don't know about no fancy beer pourin', but here's mah beer holder:

That beer tastes like ass.


Some people pay good money for the taste of ass.
 
2012-12-18 07:00:20 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Step 1. Open beer bottle
Step 2. Pour beer down gullet
Step 3. Throw empty bottle at random target.

Do we really need to make it more compicated than that?


FTFY.
 
2012-12-18 07:04:03 PM  
A proper geek never asks "Should I do this?"

A proper geek instead asks "CAN I do this?"

evidence thereof.
 
2012-12-18 07:07:42 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: So he took a process that had one handle and made it more complex by adding a second redundant handle. Typical engineer.


You'll be thanking them when your first handle fails!
 
2012-12-18 07:16:00 PM  
What the hell is an arduino?
 
2012-12-18 07:18:00 PM  

Kit Fister: What the hell is an arduino?


This should be somewhat helpful.
 
2012-12-18 07:18:27 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Step 1. Open beer bottle
Step 2. Pour beer down gullet

Do we really need to make it more compicated than that?


Yes.
I want a robot that will do both of those things for me.
 
2012-12-18 07:18:55 PM  
The pick-up truck market would be huge.
 
2012-12-18 07:23:54 PM  
So I'm guessing the Hero Tag was too drunk for the headline?
 
2012-12-18 07:24:15 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-18 07:31:06 PM  
hasha can't wait for the OATMEAL's satirical take on this article that mentions TESLA.
 
2012-12-18 07:33:37 PM  
Ah yes.....we stand on the shoulders of giants.

Mmmmm doorknob beer....
 
2012-12-18 07:42:34 PM  

impaler: Psycoholic_Slag: So he took a process that had one handle and made it more complex by adding a second redundant handle. Typical engineer.

You'll be thanking them when your first handle fails!


You sound like a sales rep.
 
2012-12-18 07:44:58 PM  
So, add a few seconds to pouring your beer that you risk having smashed against you when the door comes flying open. Impressive.
 
2012-12-18 07:51:29 PM  
Better to have your woman get the beer for you.
 
2012-12-18 07:52:05 PM  
Too much head.
 
2012-12-18 07:54:29 PM  
Redundant stupid overcomplicated systems are signs of "great" engineers...no wonder he works at Tesla.
 
2012-12-18 08:02:44 PM  
Pfft, whatever. Lots of "smart" people do all kinds of cool shiat that the world doesn't even know about. So what.
 
2012-12-18 08:25:20 PM  

LordOfThePings: Too much head.


No such thing.

Unless you're talking about beer.
 
2012-12-18 08:33:22 PM  
I still like this one better.
 
2012-12-18 08:40:36 PM  
Was there a failure mode so that if the mug goes away from the tap sensors, the handle doesn't retract if your hand is still there? Because I see pinch points.
 
2012-12-18 08:55:10 PM  
Tesla rules
 
2012-12-18 09:19:56 PM  
My cousin works there there so I'm really getting a kick out of this..
/seriously he does.
 
2012-12-18 09:23:02 PM  
So someone takes a bunch of switches and selonoids and wires them up to a simple kegerator to dispense beer, amazing! I feel like a retard being able to open my fridge, grab a beer, and pour it into a glass. Before you bash my username I've graduated to better home brews.
 
2012-12-18 09:33:25 PM  
So if Tesla sold 1000 cars this year at 100k a pop,
that's 100 million in revenue. But they borrowed 5 times that much under Obama's govt energy grant program. Plus investors' money and other debt.

But hey, this guy made an electronic beer dispenser.
 
2012-12-18 09:46:03 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: So he took a process that had one handle and made it more complex by adding a second redundant handle. Typical engineer.


this
 
2012-12-18 09:50:02 PM  
Love always finds a way.
 
2012-12-18 11:00:04 PM  

ConstitutionGuy: looks pretty simple.

so he wasted (stole?) his employers inventory (door handle, motor that pushes out door handle plus sensors & wires) plus time, tools, etc. and adds a simple motor and rod to push the original tap handle.

Should have spent his time cost-reducing his employers product to make himself valuable to the company....

//not impressed


Reading the article is too hard.
 
2012-12-18 11:33:14 PM  

icebergcomics: A Tesla Connection?



userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2012-12-19 12:03:51 AM  
What a Tesla engineer might look like.

i1102.photobucket.com

/That's actually my good friend, world-class magician Pop Haydn, having WAY too much fun with a new toy he created for his new act. Epic photo though.
 
2012-12-19 02:41:46 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Do we really need to make it more compicated than that?



Need?  No.  Everything doesn't have to be about 'need', sometimes it's about 'want' and 'fun'.  
 
Efficiency has it's place, but so does whimsy.
 
2012-12-19 02:49:31 AM  

maggoo: That's some Rube Goldberg shiat right there.



Exactly.   Extremely cool and completely pointless. 
 
If you can't appreciate that, you have no soul.
 
2012-12-19 02:50:36 AM  
douche
 
2012-12-19 02:55:36 AM  
Just like car mfrs, let's add more options and bullshiat so more things can go wrong with it! The ongoing quest for a better mousetrap........
 
2012-12-19 04:37:06 AM  
He is......the most interesting man in the world.

/Live thirsty, my friend
 
2012-12-19 05:38:27 AM  

clyph: Efficiency has it's place, but so does whimsy.


Read that as whisky. Still worked fine. Carry on!
 
2012-12-19 07:04:29 AM  
Pfft... that's Amateur Hour at best. Losers go to beer, winners make the beer go to them.

This is how I roll
 
2012-12-19 09:09:50 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Step 1. Open beer bottle
Step 2. Pour beer down gullet

Do we really need to make it more compicated than that?



and we're done here
 
2012-12-19 09:14:06 AM  
He should really just be referred to as "Nicola Muthafarking Tesla" by now.
 
2012-12-19 10:02:40 AM  

ongbok: hogans: CapeFearCadaver: Pssgh, don't know about no fancy beer pourin', but here's mah beer holder:

That beer tastes like ass.

Some people pay good money for the taste of ass.


Good thing she has a frigid rear.

/Say "Here keep this cold". Stick can of beer between soon to be ex-girlfriends legs.
 
2012-12-19 11:32:15 AM  
The way beer should be delivered.
blogs.suntimes.com
 
2012-12-19 11:39:01 AM  
Still not worth having the compulsion to have 24 napkins at every meal, or freaking the fark out if a hot chick tousles your hair.
 
2012-12-19 12:38:04 PM  
Glad to see I'm not the only one who is completely underwhelmed.
 
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