Month: June 2011

June 30, 2011

Some of you may remember that I had a bout of cellulitus in my leg in April, following a minor injury while in the States. It took three weeks worth of anti-biotics to get rid of it, which knocked me for six at the time.…

June 24, 2011

Over the weekend, a blob appeared on my kindle screen. It is a small blob, and you can read around it, but it is annoying and distracting. It appears to be E-Ink, as it is definitely under the screen, and is a small dot, with…

June 22, 2011

The other day, I was in Asda in Peterborough. I don’t normally shop there, but I happened to be parked in their carpark. Anyway, they had some decent joints of pork shoulder. Whereas my local supermarket tends to only have rolled shoulder, these were the…

June 11, 2011

Am still nowhere near connecting up to my grill, but have achieved the following, as individual tasks. Having the arduino control a relay. Connect up multiple temperature probes (borrowed from my Maverick electronic thermometer) to the arduino, and have it calculate the temperature. Bi-directional communications…

June 11, 2011

Was planning to play board games today, but something cropped up and I had to stay in to wait for someone to call. However, it meant that I did manage to spend about 6 hours in the garden today, and it is looking a lot…

June 9, 2011
June 8, 2011

As I said earlier, I planned to hook my little-used netbook up to the Arduino. One reason for this was that I felt I hadn’t progressed as far with playing with the kit as I had plannned; spending the day in front of a desk…

June 4, 2011

Earlier, I posted about my plans to build a digital controller for my Traeger pellet grill using the Arduino open source microcontroller board. I’m new to the Arduino (although not to programming), so my first step was to buy a simple Arduino experimenter’s kit and…