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Successful MES brain transplant! Plug and Play replacement controller = Full PID + Cellular contro


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Great Thread Tiros !!!! You are really helping out the younger generation to retrofit their smokers...

Iffin I were 30 years younger, I would dive right in... Thanks for your brain power...


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I have the circuit mostly laid out on a PCB, but I haven't had any fabricated yet. There didn't seem to be too much interest. I might put it up on Github, but it seems like not too many smoking meat guys are into coding. My first idea was to make a kit.

From what I have seen since I designed it, it can probably work with most any of the MES electrics with digital controls. I am using an esp8266 wifi module, some op amps, and a 12 bit Microchip ADC. The PID is implemented within the microcontroller (Thanks to ...Brett Beauregard).
I have etched many a circuit board. I could help with the Eagle layout if you are interested.

Do you use Assemblar with the microchip? I have experience with JAL and C as well.

I am a little suprised by the lack of interest here... maybe just not the right forum, LOL.

I was going to go the heater meter route, but I don't really think we need 12V of power nor a raspberry pi with the cheap esp8226 modules available... some even have the uC built into them with arduino sketch ability:

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If you do get the GitHub going, please let me know.
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Joined Jun 18, 2018
Hey guys.

I am writing code this week as well, same issue - dead mes 30.

I plan on using Blynk to control it.

Any chance you would share code to date?


Joined Jun 18, 2018
I have everything here already and will probably have it coded and running by weekend if you want to work together.


Joined Jun 5, 2017
Did you get it up and working?
Blynk is a nice platform. It makes the GUI development a snap. The real work is the rest of it ;)

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