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Unread 10-19-2012, 07:18 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by kennyd0118 View Post
This is what I'm looking to build. I'd love some info on what you did. I'm an embedded system programmer so that part is easy. I'm more curious about the brew system. I'm still doing all-grain in the driveway but would love to move indoors. Beautiful pot you have there!
This should give you an idea: , there is a part2 as well. cheers Bryan
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Unread 10-19-2012, 10:11 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by lkspencer View Post
I don't know why the forum didn't notify me that there were more posts to this thread. Anyway, I don't have a web site setup yet. When talking about USB there is always a parent child relationship. One of the parent or host's jobs is to provide power. With the setup I have, the host is the arduino with its USB shield. The arduino with its USB shield provides the power to the phone.

I'm trying to find a cheap PSB that can run android so I can use what I've already done without needing a phone.

That's what I am considering using. Life has kept me busy for these past few months but I've made a bit of progress on the software. I am starting to write code that will help users re-calibrate the thermistors (probes). I haven't setup any fan control yet. I need to read up on the best way to do that with an arduino, and then I can code it all into the android apps (client and server) which can send the commands to the arduino device. So, I have a ways to go before I would feel comfortable sharing it but I am making progress.
It's crazy how inexpensive some hardware boards are. I had heard of the Hackberry but never looked into it. Pretty neat stuff.

Your original post inspired me to look into using an Android phone and now I've started a project. It's all your fault! :)
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Unread 12-09-2012, 08:18 PM   #48
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I just completed my arduino powered smoker controller. I feed all of the data to a SQL database and then I monitor it remotely using a web browser on my computer or phone. Eventually I will probably add a wireless router so I don't have to stretch an ethernet cord across the yard, but I am happy enough for now. Below is a picture of the web page which allows me to set a smoker temperature to control to and a setpoint for the meat so I don't forget what I am going for. I will take some pictures of the hardware when I get a chance.

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Unread 12-12-2012, 11:35 AM   #49
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I just got an Arduino a few weeks ago, and of course looked to see if the Brethren were using them. Niiiiiiice...

I have kludged the framework for an ATC together using leftover computer bits, judicious use of a soldering iron (my least favorite tool), and ganking the probes from my iGrill. I tested each piece (fan, servo, alarm, probe, etc) separately. I have to wire it all up and give it a spin on the UDS.

When finished (re-done using new parts), it should have the functionality of a Stoker (multiple probes, multiple pits) for the price of an IQ110.
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