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== Design ==
 
== Design ==
The idea is to use a steel drum to build something like [[http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/115222/my-first-uds-build-pics-included this]
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The idea is to use a steel drum to build something like [http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/115222/my-first-uds-build-pics-included this] but over 9000 times cooler, with electronics and blinkenlights.
  
Mechanical parts - must have :
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Design ideas :
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* [http://cruftbox.com/cruft/docs/elecsmoker.html Trashcan smoker]
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* [http://www.thepickledpig.com/forums/general-bbq-grilling/832-our-uds-cooker-how-build-one-part-1-a.html Ugly Drum Smoker]
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=== Mechanical and electrical parts ===
 
* steel drum that used to hold pineapple juice
 
* steel drum that used to hold pineapple juice
* a electrical stove, for heating the wood chips
 
 
* a wood chip box
 
* a wood chip box
 
* one or two grids to hold the dead animal parts being smoked
 
* one or two grids to hold the dead animal parts being smoked
 
* a cover with a handle
 
* a cover with a handle
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* a electrical stove, for heating the wood chips
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* extension cord
  
Electronic parts
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=== Electronic parts ===
 
* a thermometer keeping track of the temp.
 
* a thermometer keeping track of the temp.
* an arduino to measure the temperature, display it on a small LCD screen and  control the heater suing a relay
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* an arduino to measure the temperature, display it on a small LCD screen and  control the heater using a relay
 
* a 220V relay
 
* a 220V relay
* a TMP36  [[https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10988 temp sensor]
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* a TMP36  [https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10988 temp sensor]
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* a SED1531LCD display to show the current / target temp
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** [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11255141/display_info.pdf LCD datasheet]
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** [https://www.dropbox.com/s/setane1i2pk1y1h/glcd.txt example code]
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** [http://marcovannoord.com/lcd/index.php?title=Hoofdpagina LCD wiki]
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* a turn knob to adjust the temp
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=== Software parts ===
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* [http://playground.arduino.cc//Code/PIDLibraryRelayOutputExample PID library relay control example]

Revision as of 14:38, 8 January 2013

Project RevSmoker
Status Initializing
Contact User:Gori
Last Update 2013-01-08

What

Because smoked dead animals are at least as tasty as BBQed dead animals, we need to have a nice smoker. While the BigGreenEggBBQ can act as a smoker as well, it has a fairly limited capacity. Furhtermore, it can not be electrically operated, which makes temperature control more tricky.

So enter RevSmoker.

Design

The idea is to use a steel drum to build something like this but over 9000 times cooler, with electronics and blinkenlights.

Design ideas :

Mechanical and electrical parts

  • steel drum that used to hold pineapple juice
  • a wood chip box
  • one or two grids to hold the dead animal parts being smoked
  • a cover with a handle
  • a electrical stove, for heating the wood chips
  • extension cord

Electronic parts

  • a thermometer keeping track of the temp.
  • an arduino to measure the temperature, display it on a small LCD screen and control the heater using a relay
  • a 220V relay
  • a TMP36 temp sensor
  • a SED1531LCD display to show the current / target temp
  • a turn knob to adjust the temp

Software parts