Tag: arduino

July 11, 2011

Saturday was the usual monthly gathering of local boardgamers, and I was cooking BBQ for a dozen people, not including myself. I was going to put chicken, burger and bangers all on slow smoke for a couple of hours, so we could break when we…

July 7, 2011

I haven’t done that much on my Barbduino BBQ Controller project for about a month. No good reason, other than simply doing other stuff. After hesitating over how the device is going to connect to the outside world, I decided to abandon the idea of…

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 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…

May 11, 2011

Is anyone else (who reads this) playing with Arduino? It’s a kind of open source electronics kit. I’ve just ordered the StartFun Inventor’s Kit to get me going, which is a heap of varied components together with an Arduino Uno controller – an easily programmable…