Anybody attached sensors to their PC or is this just a geek thing I have?
My PC could announce the temps, warn when they hit the finish temps, etc.
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type J or K thermocouples are cheap, but I think you need to plug them into something to giver you a useful signal.quote:Originally posted by Bladerunner2:
[qb] I have several of the components in place already due to home automation. I have a device called an Ocelot that connects to the serial port of the PC. There is a module connected to the Ocelot that can accept analog resistive inputs. I am running Homeseer home automation software. So I can read the sensor points and trigger events on the PC now. What is missing is the temperature probes for the meat and for the meat probes. [/qb]
You can get the PDA part from those nice people that make the Thermapen.....quote:Originally posted by Vernon:
[qb] The only thing missing from this is the wireless lan with a pda [/qb]
Don't forget a built-in firewall... I wouldn't want anyone to hack into my Smokette!quote:Originally posted by Donna:
[qb] Has anyone tried networking their smokers?
Donna ;-) [/qb]
Jesus, how did i found this topic : D, it is old af. Anyway, there are mini pc that run on custom os, like arduino. It is easy to learn programming it.
There are a lot of micro controllers that can be used to monitor things. With WIFI, without WIFI, with Bluetooth, without Bluetooth, with cable without a cable... Many makes and models. It really depends on what you want to monitor and what type of monitors do you want to use. Arduino is not the only thing that you can use. But the thing that all of these controllers have in common is the drivers. Many of them won't run too well if the drivers are old. I recommend you first of all after buying a micro controller is to install a software that automatically will install every driver that is needed. I found this article: https://thinkmobiles.com/blog/...free-driver-updater/ , that will help to find a driver updater.