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Simplest way to control pumps via RPi?

Hey all,

I am looking for a straightforward and simple solution to control the Bartender pumps. I want to use the pumps to build a simple unit that would dispense liquid after a button is pressed. I do not need a web interface or anything fancy.

Would the simplest solution be to connect two pumps to a minirouter board and then control them via serial on the RPI?

Any help or a finger in the right direction is very much appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi Taylor,

A while back we wanted to do the same thing. We made a bot called Boobtendro that dispensed buttery nipples for a breast cancer fund raising event.

We hooked up one arcade style button to pin 26 on the RPI, and there was no web interface or WiFi connection required.

Take a look at the few modifications we needed to make to the stock code:

https://github.com/partyrobotics/bartend...

Hope that helps.

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