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Testing has started

January 25th, 2010

I just did round one of testing on the new prototype.  Things went ok, I was able to get the cooker up and running.  There hot rod is temperature controlled instead of time.  This makes the  hot rod last longer because it is on less.  It also makes sure the cooker will start if it is empty or cold, no priming required!  I have debugged some of the start sequence, the next area is the run sequence.  I was having a few crashes I need to fix.

The controller is setup as a drop-in replacement for the standard controller. Some eye candy…

controller
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  1. earache
    January 26th, 2010 at 23:04 | #1

    So I gather the startup sequence is programmed, so no more manual startup?? It would be great to set the cooking temp, hit start and walk away.

  2. ccroswell
    February 15th, 2010 at 14:41 | #2

    Hey Ryan- Been watching your progress, first saw the post over at pelletheads. I was curious to see if you think you will still be able to keep the price around he $200 and $400 like you thought originally ?

  3. February 15th, 2010 at 21:41 | #3

    Just posted a new post…

    I think I will still be able to hold on the pricing. I am working on development of the last hardware prototype now, and that will lock in the price. I will let people know as that gets closer. I am designing around that price. There are many areas I want to spend more, but will keep that for some other version in the future.

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