After Hours

The Gamerator - Arcade game/beer tap

Behold, the Gamerator, a homebrew (pun intended) arcade game that dispenses draft beer on demand. Not only does this supreme frat-gadget give home to a flatscreen monitor, full MAME game system, and vintage arcade controls, it also hosts a kegerator that situates its tap right beneath the joystick ledge, allowing mid-game refills without any pause in competitive action.

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Behold, the Gamerator, a homebrew (pun intended) arcade game that dispenses draft beer on demand. Not only does this supreme frat-gadget give home to a flatscreen monitor, full MAME game system, and vintage arcade controls, it also hosts a kegerator that situates its tap right beneath the joystick ledge, allowing mid-game refills without any pause in competitive action.

Alas, this one-of-a-kind item has already been sold on eBay—for a whopping $3,100—but I have faith in the hacking skills of my audience to recreate the bold vision of the Gamerator for themselves. (That, or track down the guys who bought or built it originally and garner your own Gamerator.) WHilst I am not a partaker of alcohol myself, even I can recognize the unparalleled coolness that this device represents, and commend its acquistion unto all who adore both bear and video games.

(Found via BoingBoing gadgets.)

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