Experimental Incubator/2.1 mamut

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This page is dedicated to the overview of the experimental incubator prototype named 2.1 Mamut and it's 2.? versions developed and tested between Spring 2013 and winter 2014.

Falk who are interested in getting involved in this open source project should really consider building a prototype. It is highly recommended for the sake of everyone to document your steps in a form of a LOG which can be a blog, wiki page, you name it. Once you get to the testing point we would like you to share these details (+ more if you think it is relevant):

  • 3D model of you set up/experimental incubator
  • type and strength of your insulation on the box (if any)
  • dimensions of the inner chamber
  • strength and type of your heating/cooling element (for example 60W peltier)
  • data of your heating and cooling testing, preferably 10 min time points for lets say two hours or so
  • your conclusions/summaries on your prototype, what should be improved, omitted etc.

For a better idea how it could be done please check out for example Algoldor's post about his prototype 2.1 Mamut-Tamna. If you could make a similar wiki page on our Food Hacking Base wiki labeled something like "2.1 Mamut-Barcelona" that would be great!


  • Parts needed to build up prototype/kit for 30c3 - 2.1 mamut

(parts suggested based on industrial prototyping scheme)

The list is as close to the parts which we got at the end as possible.

Component Function Model Specifications Amount Cost (€) Purchase links Component Suggested by
Arduino Board (clone OK) easy prototyping ??? 1x 15 DealExtreme Arnd
Arduino prototyping shield for easy prototyping ??? 1x 2 DealExtreme Arnd
LCD Display display data ??? 1x 7 DealExtreme Arnd
Temperature sensors to measure temp. ??? 2x 8 DealExtreme Arnd
Solid state relay switch on/off 220V elements ??? 2x 6-10 DealExtreme Arnd
H-bridge changing polarity of peltier ??? 1x 13-16 Ebay Arnd
RTC (real-time-clock) module keep count of time DS1302 based 1x 3 DealExtreme Arnd
Connectors for temp-probes connect the temp-probes ??? 2x 1 DealExtreme Arnd&Erwin
Pin Headers for Arduino (package of 5pcs) to connect boards ??? 1x 5 DealExtreme Arnd
Thermopaste to connect heatsinks to peltier ??? 1x 5 DealExtreme Algoldor
peltier element for heating/cooling ??? 2x 8 GM electronics Lars/Algoldor
cooler for heat distributiong ??? 2x ??? Arctic Lars, Algoldor