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== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
 
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Images:Handles.jpg| The handles. And yes, that is the carcass of a generic PS/2 ball mouse. ;)
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Image:RevSmokerTropiFreeze.JPG|
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Image:RevSmokerTropiFreeze.JPG| TropiFreeze, Smokin' good pineaple juice!
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Image:RevSmokerSparks.JPG|Sparks. At a SparksHack. What a surprise! ;)
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Image:RevSmokerHeatingElement.JPG| The heating element is  an  old gourmet set, inside-out.
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Image:RevSmokerMoulinex.jpg|The heating element donor.
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Image:RevSmokerPCICardBrackets.JPG| Brackets, PCI slot covers.
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Image:RevSmokerSpecs.JPG| Yep, there used to be frozen pineaple from Costa Rica in there once.
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Image:SparkShack.jpg| Plaats delict.
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Revision as of 00:09, 23 March 2013

Project RevSmoker
Status In progress
Contact User:Gori
Last Update 2013-03-23

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. Furthermore, 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.

The idea is that there is a electric hot plate/heater in the bottom of the drum, that heats a steel box full of wood chips, generating heat and smoke. A micro controller measures the temperature, and drives the hot plate in order to reach a set temperature, that can bet adjusted using a dial. The target and current temperature are displayed on a LCD display. There is a tray at the bottom of the barrel, allowing the heater/wood box to be can be easily removed for refilling, without removing the smoked items.

Design inspiration :

Parts

Mechanical

Have

  • steel drum that used to hold pineapple juice
    • Inside dimensions: D: 57 cm, H: 85 cm, Volume approx. 218 L

Need

  • a wood chip box
    • square is easy / round can hold more wood
    • needs to be created
    • Bonus point if the wood chip box can be retrieved from the side through a drawer or door
  • one or two grids to hold the dead animal parts being smoked
    • Yotson may have hole steel plates
  • 3 or 4 handles for top/side
  • a BBQ thermometer in through the lid


Electronic parts

Have

  • an industrial grade brass thermocouple probe keeping track of the temp.
    • needs calibration
    • ask benadski for the type and specs
  • an arduino to measure the temperature, display it on a small LCD screen and control the heater using a relay
  • a square gourmet set heater element

Need

  • a 220V relay
  • weather proofed power socket enclosure
  • a turn knob to adjust the temp
  • a weather proof box to hold the electronics
  • rgb blinkelights

Specs and datasheets

  • alternative to the large sensor - a TMP36 temp sensor
  • SED1531LCD display to show the current / target temp

Software parts

Gallery