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I'm following yours + the original instructions from http://hruska.us/tempmon/ cause I really just want to monitor a charcoal bbq
so the oven element it's just for the electrical mode... but your instructions about how to setup the wifi shield and some other stuffs appears to be very informative... I've some parts already ... Just missing a visit to radio shack and the blower from digikey
Thanks for the great writeup! This has inspired me to finally pick up an Arduino after seeing so many great projects being done with them. Taking this on as my first project will be… interesting.
I do have a few questions if you don't mind. Is there any reason that this kit requires a Mega rather than Uno Arduino? It looks like a bit more work (and $) is required for the Mega.
Also, have you had any more success in tweaking the electric version to output smoke more consistently? I use a router speed controller as a sort of external dimmer to control my hot plate temperature. I'm thinking that if I dial back the hot plate temperature, I can at least minimize the number of on/off cycles. I just might look into using a few relays to allow switching between low/med/high hotplate settings in the hopes that I can always get the chips smoking and just dial up the ambient temperature as needed.
Ok - is there a way for someone without a degree in Computer Science and Electronics to make one of these? I have a SmokinTex electric and am not happy with the 20-40 degree temp swings I sometimes experience. I have no idea what 90% of what you said here means and the 10% I do understand is making my head spin
Very Nice ...Building this for sure...to replace my current old type...
If you have any ideas as to how to access this from my laptop in the house
so i can keep an eye on temp, and even a camera feed...
would love to colaberate here for any ideas...
Maybe this is an old thread and it is dead, but i am super excited about it! I love working with arduinos and I am building a fridge smoker right now.
I'm thinking of combining this project with this project:http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/119133/sick-and-tired-of-babysitting
What i am wondering (and excuse my noobness here) is do you control a fan at all with your smoker? or are you just controlling that element (which i guess is controlling your smoke generator). I was wondering if i still need a secondary element or can i get enough heat just from the smoke that is being pumped in?
I am also a web developer, so i am pretty excited about the web interface and what i can do with it. Overall sounds like a really fun project, and thank you for sharing. I will report back with my results.
You can head over to TVWB and there is a nice Arduiono/Web based controller project there. I've built three of them for myself and friends. Works really quite well and having it already connected to a webserver so you can control everything is pretty sweet. Total cost in ~$80 for the parts to put it together.
Hopefully it's OK to post a link to this. If not moderators just remove it and if anyone is interested you can PM me.
This is fantastic! I'm thinking of doing something similar but to regulate the gas flow of my gas smoker. I've found a digital gas mass flow controller online and I'm hoping I can use your code/design as a base and swap out the relay/heating element with this gas flow regulator. The idea being that the Arduino will regulate the gas based on the temp inside the smoker. A couple of questions for ya:
-What are you using wifi for?
-Do you have a link to the Arduino board with the built in wifi?
-Any thoughts/tips/tricks on starting up?
I've got plenty of microcontroller experience so I'm hoping this isn't going to be too bad!