Homebrew pit controller

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Re: Homebrew pit controller

Postby nwaring » 22 Aug 2012, 22:16

aris wrote:Way above my skill level!


I seriously doubt it... having built one it honestly was not that difficult at all. I have some basic IT skills (i.e. I know what an IP address is and how to setp port forwarding on a router)... but the LinkMeter / HeaterMeter instructions are pretty easy. You just need some basic soldering skills.

aris wrote:I think I will be using et-73 probes - there is already some code flying about. Feel free to post any info you have - may always bea good reference.

I'll post the Stenhart co-efficients when I'm back home and can look them up

Nick
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Re: Homebrew pit controller

Postby aris » 23 Aug 2012, 05:03

By above my skill level - I meant the coding. I could not code that myself from scratch. Sure I could follow a recipe though and copy what they do. My arduino project is much simpler code wise.
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Re: Homebrew pit controller

Postby nwaring » 23 Aug 2012, 14:15

ah ok... understand.

Beauty is that the code is taken care of by Bryan... Whilst I can read through the code and understand what it's doing you don't actually need to amend / write any code to get it working. You just download the sketch and upload to the atmega via the arduino IDE. https://github.com/CapnBry/HeaterMeter/tree/master/arduino

Some people then go further and start to amend the code themselves but Bryan makes a updates (inctoducing addtional features) on a regular basis. The latest area he's updating is the alarm code which will allow (for example) the blower to reduce the pit temp as a cook nears the food target tem.

Some features are taking a little longer to appear... but that's because a lot of the focus has switched onto getting a Raspberry Pi version up and running
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