Experimental incubator - news

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At the moment the most up to date info is at the top of the page, have fun!


Kasiri, South Korea prototype nearly done (FAA) 3/4/2014

Here are two pictures of the circuit which I'm now testing. It is composed from Arduino (running our latest sketch updated by Marcel), darlington driver (ULN2803) to multiply the signal and the relay (JS1-5V-F) to switch on the fan which runs on 12 V delivered by standard PSU. I'm using the fan instead of the peltier, in this case it is digital 2 instead of cooling function. So far so good, next step is to connect also the peltier (60W), for now it will allow just for heating because I'm missing H-bridge.

Experimental Incubator - electronics preview Experimental Incubator - "schema"

Next step is to build up the incubator chamber and set up the hardware in a more lasting manner, but for first few days or week I will probably have things mostly on breadboards.

Sincerely,

FAA


Experimental Incubator Mailing list created!

we have a new mailing list dedicated especially to the experimental incubator project. Many thanks to Steffen who made it happen!


incubator@lists.foodhackingbase.org


If you like to subscribe please send an email to


incubator-subscribe@lists.foodhackingbase.org


and confirm your request when you receive the "confirmation email".


Welcome to this communication media, I will post more tomorrow when I hope most of us are in, but if you could start to think about recapitulating what you have done so far on the variety to this topic related project and summarize it that would be lovely :-)

Sincerely from Jeju,

FAA


PS Please let know the people who you think should know about it, thanks!


Experimental Incubator 30c3 talk video recording

Here is a link to our talk on "Open source experimental incubator build up", call for participation which we gave with Arnd (and with support of Lars) at 30c3. It covers the topic more or less, well have a look if you like


"Production" code uploaded to Github 4/2/2014

A new version has been uploaded to the github which has basic functionality: heat to temp, cool to temp, keep at temp; show time elapsed.

https://github.com/foodhackingbase/incubator

Button function: SELECT resets time; LEFT steps through the modes; UP and DOWN change target temperature; RIGHT stores the settings in EEPROM, so the program will continue after a powerdip.


Code uploaded to Github 19/1/2014

Here is the link to the code which is now uploaded to the Github


https://github.com/foodhackingbase/incubator


thanks to Lars and others from WarpZone for sharing and of course Arnd for the coding.

At the moment the code allows to measure temperature directly after switching on the Arduino, nice and simple. Not sure what else it is ready to do. Next step should be setting up switching the peltier heater on through relay, 39-43C would be fine.


Prototype tested in TechInc 12/1/2014

Here is short youtube video where we tested the Experimental Incubator prototypes which we put together during the same evening in TechInc, many thanks to Arnd for supervision and help!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3-HGkqWRvg


What pins belong to what (before 1/2014)

Here is just a link to the info which Arnd made in preparation for 30c3, you can clearly see what pins are doing what

http://wiki.techinc.nl/index.php/Fermentation_controller#An_overview_of_pins_used

Under Arnd's supervision I was able to do all the necessary soldering by myself, putting together therefore one functional prototype, testing it later - it was doable.


An overview of pins

    D0: Serial RX
   D1: Serial TX
   D2: SSR1
   D3: SSR2
   D4: LCD D4
   D5: LCD D5
   D6: LCD D6
   D7: LCD D7
   D8: LCD RS
   D9: LCD 'Enable' (might be optional)
   D10: LCD backlight control (might be made optional)
   D11: One-wire bus 1 (first temp-probe)
   D12: One-wire bus 2 (second temp-probe)
   D13: Free (see note below about LCD and buttons) 
   A0: LCD Buttons
   A1: Free
   A2: Free
   A3: Free
   A4: I2C SDA-line for DS1307
   A5: I2C SCL-line for DS1307