Draught Tap Rewards Employees With Free Beer For Timesheets
TapServer makes necessary evil more enjoyable for agency employees
Timesheets are no fun, but they are vital if you want to get paid. Thankfully, Minneapolis agency Colle+McVoy has figured out a way to make them less painful – free beer! Not fond of just handing out cans of beers, the full-service agency decided to build a “multi-keg beer deployment system” instead. The result is TapServer, an motivational beer tap that combines RFID tags and custom-written software to incentivize employees.
The technology used to make TapServer includes several Arduinos, a Node-based server, solenoids and a Raspberry Pi. Its software was also written to tie seamlessly with Colle+McVoy's existing time-keeping application. As an added feature, TapServer can also keep track of ounces consumed per employee and beer brand.