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Gravity based flow control system to regulate liquid flow for a drinking toy.

by Akillys
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Akillys
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Dec2-11, 03:10 AM
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I would like to make a device that pours beer from a high location to a constant position on the ground below. This is to facilitate long distance pouring for party environments. I am in computer engineering myself, and don't exactly know the best way to go about building this.

I was thinking about a variable orifice solution that has similar mechanics to a toilet, where float on the surface of the beer would determine how big the orifice is. I fear that the stream of beer would be too wide near the end of the pour and cause a mess; I feel like I could do better.

I was also looking up plumbing valves, but the low pressure valves that I found were for pressures of roughly 25 psi, which is still much higher then the pressure I am dealing with.

I realize that this is not as serious as the other topics, and I suggest you give those in more immediate need of advice precedence. However, if you have time to spare, any advice you might have would be very much appreciated.

Cheers.
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