First Prototype Test
Sorry for the lack of posting, but I have been busy! Last weekend I got in all the components for the boards, about 40 different items! I spend most of the weekend populating the 3 PCB’s that make up the controller. One is for temperature interface, one for the AC/DC power supply and outputs to the fan/auger, and one for the main processor.
I had to work out a few bugs to get the controller working, but no major show stopping issues. I ended up putting it in my Traeger 075 today to try out. First try, everything worked! Now I am going to work on the software to get out some big bugs and get a few things working better. I will also be building in network-based updates. After I get all this working, I will be contacting a few people to possibly try one or two units. I will get in touch with you soon!
The specs on the prototype so far include:
- 4 outputs for fan, auger, hot rod, and aux
- 4 thermocouple inputs ( 1 control, 3 meat probes)
- web based interface
- WiFi network connection
- charting of all temperatures
- web control over all parameters and settings
- temperature based alarms
- plug-in replacement for current controller (no special wiring)
- and more…
So here is a bit of eye candy to drool over… (click for bigger pictures)