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    Re: Phidgets Thermocouples freaking out...

    Just as a follow up to this topic from the days of old, it appears that Phidgets did in fact recognise a problem with the thermocouple controller and have made upgrades to correct them. For those...
  2. Contest Entry Re: USB-Q, the automated BBQ Grill temperature control

    I just uploaded a small package with the interface kit wrapper and a sample main form. I only have 1 interface kit, so I haven't been able to test it on multiples. The concept works for servos, and...
  3. Contest Entry Re: USB-Q, the automated BBQ Grill temperature control

    One of the problems I had been dealing with, using the new interface shown a few posts above, was multiple UserControls reading from a single Phidgets Interface Kit; reading multiple sensor ports,...
  4. Contest Entry Re: USB-Q, the automated BBQ Grill temperature control

    Sure. Just let me know when you're ready. I will have to say, it's pretty basic stuff though. But maybe it might spark someone's imagination.
  5. Contest Entry Re: USB-Q, the automated BBQ Grill temperature control

    It's been a while since I've posted, but wanted to write an update on the status of my project; namely the process of adding an unlimited number of phidgets to a project at runtime. I read up on the...
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    Re: Phidgets Thermocouples freaking out...

    This was the basic response from the Phidgets guys:
    "The ambient sensor is an IC on the board - but the temperature that matters for compensation in the copper thermocouple connector - since these...
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    Re: Phidgets Thermocouples freaking out...

    Thanks for the help Alex. I've got some milage on a thread over at the Phidgets forum. If/when we get a solution, I'll post the details here so your users can have a heads up as well.
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    Re: Why doesnt no one use hydraulics?

    I suppose on the mini or micro level, pneumatics would be a safer bet than hydraulics. Not as my power as hydraulics, but at the smaller scale, the power isn't as important. And, your power could...
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    Phidgets Thermocouples freaking out...

    I use 2 Phidgets thermocouple controllers connected to standard oven thermocouple probes to control my BBQ smoker. While I've questioned the results at times, this last weekend really went nuts. ...
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    Re: DC Fan PWM sensing

    Thanks. That's kind of what I expected, but just wanted to be sure.



    That might be possible. All I'm really trying to accomplish is to make sure that something isn't blocking the fan from...
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    Re: DC Fan PWM sensing

    The speed controller is a cheap Duratrax instellisense, but the item I have in question is the signal from the fan. Unfortunately, I can't find a spec from the mfg of the fan that shows anything...
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    DC Fan PWM sensing

    I have a project where I have interfaced a Duratrax Electronic Speed Control to a Phidgets servo control, to operate a 12V DC brushless fan. That works fine, but my question rests on sensing the Fan...
  13. Contest Entry Re: USB-Q, the automated BBQ Grill temperature control

    Thanks Alex for all of the information. I'll read up on the 3 sites you mentioned and give it a shot.

    Thanks again,

    Josh
  14. Contest Entry Re: USB-Q, the automated BBQ Grill temperature control

    Alex:
    I haven't settled on a price yet. All depends on if I ever quit tinkering with it! Right now I'm adding a "logical rules" process so the user can establish a logical cooking process based on...
  15. Contest Entry USB-Q, the automated BBQ Grill temperature control

    http://www.trossenrobotics.com/images/forums/2nd-Place.jpg

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    UPDATE: For more information on the status of this project visit us at:...
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    8/8/8 is fine....I am faulty!

    I evidently had some bad LED's (or out of range). I went to Radio-Hut over lunch and bought some replacements, and the LED's fire. Sorry for the trouble and thanks for the response,

    Josh
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    Re: Phidgets 8/8/8 Output problems

    I'll try my meter over lunch today. I'm assuming I simply touch the (-) lead to ground and the (+) lead to the output; looking for the output to switch to high (5vdc) when the ouput is on?

    I...
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    Phidgets 8/8/8 Output problems

    For some reason I can't seem to get my outputs on my 8/8/8 to work. I've tested each output with a simple LED (I've tested the LED with a battery and it works fine). I don't have my meter with me...
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