Insights into constructing functioning items.  Please enjoy the information herein!

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I include all things interesting to me, that I suspect might be interesting to anybody else.  I hope you enjoy reading about my strange projects and ideas!


I am a software, firmware and electronics developer, and I like to construct things.


Project #1 – PID Temperature controlled oven, start of project

I’m building a PID temperature controlled oven.  I’m going to use a triac (BT138), thermistor and microcontroller to control the oven.  I speculate that the oven does not have lots of electronics between the power plug and the element, therefore I’m going to try to control the element’s heat via the power supply directly. (Note: I’m …