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Unread 07-09-2008, 10:55 PM   #16
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Interesting idea. I'm a bit of a tinkerer myself, have to keep an eye out for something that might work.
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Unread 07-10-2008, 06:16 AM   #17
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that is farkin cool!
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Unread 07-10-2008, 07:08 AM   #18
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Gotta search for a PID controller now. other than the 'fan' what else is on the parts list?
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Too high tech to be redneck. LOL
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The redneck Guru I mentioned is a PID controller I hooked up to control a fan much like the Guru does.

Looks like a Milwaukee heat gun with the coils removed. Pretty impressive.
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Gotta search for a PID controller now. other than the 'fan' what else is on the parts list?
Depending on the controller possibly a sold state relay, fuse holder, temp sensor. I have a wiring diagram for some control box's we made up. It has alarm circuits and beacon lights. All unneeded for simple control. It is a PDF so I need to send it to a e-mail. But believe me unless you get this stuff off ebay or salvage a Digi Q price looks fantastic.
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Depending on the controller possibly a sold state relay, fuse holder, temp sensor. I have a wiring diagram for some control box's we made up. It has alarm circuits and beacon lights. All unneeded for simple control. It is a PDF so I need to send it to a e-mail. But believe me unless you get this stuff off ebay or salvage a Digi Q price looks fantastic.

I'm game to give it a try via salvage.

I would try and keep it basic though ie minus the lights and alarm. lol
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Bringing this back from the dead – found some new DYI controller info: HERE

Interestingly, the geek-guru doc in the link is not from a BBQ book, but is a chapter from a book called Geek House: 10 Hardware Hacking Projects for Around Home Just the thing for heathkit & soldering iron types...

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I still have all the parts for this thing but never got around to building it. :(
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My only question is... why would you need one on a UDS?

Everytime I think of doing something like this, I fire up the beast and run it for a 12 or 15 hour cook and ask myself that same question.
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looks like you had fun building it nocoreredneck
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norco, you the man. If you build it we will want it!!
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It's not about need it's about gadgets baby. lol
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It's not about need it's about gadgets baby. lol
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My only question is... why would you need one on a UDS?
To fight insecurity and a restless sleep...
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