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Ardunio Powered Smoker
« on: November 28, 2017, 09:35:06 PM »

Been messing around with the Smoker I've made with the ardunio powering the fan.

https://youtu.be/EsbWWbqPQPI

Mid Thottle - Min smoke,
Move the Throttle a bit and get full smoke,
full throttle - Min smoke.

Might mess about with it so when the engine sound start up. the fan to rev up and down too.
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Re: Ardunio Powered Smoker
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 07:05:58 PM »

Nice one Tim...

Did you make the smoker unit as well or just bolt on the Arduino control?

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Re: Ardunio Powered Smoker
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 08:19:43 PM »

Hi C3po.

made the smoker too.

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Re: Ardunio Powered Smoker
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 11:44:12 AM »

Tim,

What type of fan did you use and what voltage is it working at?

Did you use PWM to control speed? and was this via some sort of transistor?

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Re: Ardunio Powered Smoker
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 03:44:38 PM »

Hi C3po,

the fan is a CPU 12volt fan (not the pwm version)and running it on 6 volt as 12 was to much and pushed the smoke out too quick. I tied the neg wire via a Mosfet to control the speed. Should of listen to good friend along time ago to with this little mosfets instead of relays(cheers John :) ).
The board moved on a little bit, it now controls not just the fan but also the lights.

now i unstand how to use them, will be using them more often.

Will post pic of the board and video of it in the boat for full effect.

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Re: Ardunio Powered Smoker
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 09:15:30 PM »

Show off Tim lol looks good mate you planing on building an old steam powered sub now then ??


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Re: Ardunio Powered Smoker
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 05:47:02 PM »

now there an idea, if you could block the funnels off when under water it might work.

watch this space  ok2
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Re: Ardunio Powered Smoker
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 08:19:38 PM »


the fan is a CPU 12volt fan (not the pwm version)and running it on 6 volt as 12 was to much and pushed the smoke out too quick.
cheers

Tim

12v fan 6v power supply - Genius - thanks for that nugget - just need to work out why smoke refuses to travel down 3mm pipe.....

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Re: Ardunio Powered Smoker
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 09:20:55 PM »

Had that issue before. didn't come out that well.

had some luck going from a 22mm pipe and made a funnel to about 3mm and did help
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