[SS2S-Main] Re: temperature controller with arduino

  • From: Vicente Alvero Zambrano <vicente_alvero_14@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "sugarshot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <sugarshot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:36:39 +0200

Hi Peter,My idea is to use an old oven heater like the picture. With respect to 
the PID controller, maybe it is cheaper to do it manually, without writing 
I want us to design a  2 meters long oven, containing two heaters and two fans 
(for example). What I intend by this?, I want to save the maximum possible 
power. So with small parts, we only use medium oven
> Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:07:13 -0400
> Subject: [SS2S-Main] Re: temperature controller with arduino
> From: rockets4kids@xxxxxxxxx
> To: sugarshot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM, Vicente Alvero Zambrano
> <vicente_alvero_14@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I've seen this diagram on Internet (see image).
> > Thoughts?
> This is the standard wiring diagram for a system like this.  You can
> clearly see that it is composed three distinct items:
> 1.  The heater (box and heating elements)
> 2.  The controller (including one or more temperature sensors)
> 3.  A solid-state relay.
> It is difficult to tell if you are asking for someone to provide all
> three parts or just the controller.
> I will point out that the heater itself at the size you are asking
> will almost certainly represent the greatest cost of materials unless
> they can be sourced from scrap.  I imagine that the cost of shipping
> such a device could approach (or even exceed) the cost of materials.
> There is a fourth item somewhat hidden in here:  The software that
> allows the user to develop the temperature profile.  Implementing a
> PID loop to maintain a constant temperature on a microcontroller is a
> trivial task.  Developing software which will allow the user to edit a
> temperature profile is very much a non-trivial task.
> -p.

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