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Perl Code To Control Industrial Applications?
i think Arduino is the only thing close to your needs. Really Perl and others can do coffee but a beer plant seems a bit exhagered.
Unfortunately Arduino does not (yet ?) speaks Perl but an over-semplified-version-of-C so maybe this is not the rigth place.
In any case if you develop Serial::Beer::Plant please share with us!
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