Raspberry Pi?

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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by HTRN » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:56 am

BDK wrote:Weet, unless you're going to start automating machinery to move products in and out of different temperature baths - which would be fascinating, sous vide is little more than a crock pot hooked to a thermostat
Its actualy a pump with aheater connected to a PID and a thermocouple. :ugeek:

Regarding the origianl problem, wouldnt a cheap plc from somebody like automation direct be a simpler and cheaper solution?
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by BDK » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:04 pm

OK so the little propeller to stir the water, a crockpot and a thermostat.

Smart ass.

It’s a handy cooking method, and I like it

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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by blackeagle603 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:16 pm

Am loving the sous vide unit I got earlier this year. Clips on the side of a stock pot. I just use ziplock bags and express all the air under water as I zip it closed -- don't have a vacuum sealer and don't see the need at this point.
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Weetabix » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:38 pm

blackeagle603 wrote:Am loving the sous vide unit I got earlier this year. Clips on the side of a stock pot. I just use ziplock bags and express all the air under water as I zip it closed -- don't have a vacuum sealer and don't see the need at this point.
What are you cooking? Meat? Veggies? Souffles?
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by blackeagle603 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:13 pm

Thus far various meats. Can make an average cut of beef great and a great cut even better.
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by HTRN » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:33 pm

blackeagle603 wrote:Thus far various meats. Can make an average cut of beef great and a great cut even better.
Any schmuck can cook a halfway decent sirloin, with some practice. But chicken or more importantly fish? So easy to screw up, that restaurants do it all the time. The there's the so-called "chefs cuts" of beef that are damn near impossible to cook right using conventional methods..

I've even seen the big industrial circulators used to cook whole fish in a tub filled with oil! :shock:
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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by blackeagle603 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:09 pm

Any schmuck can cook a halfway decent sirloin, with some practice.
And I dare say, that includes me. Better than the average bear by all accounts. However, IMHO sous vide takes it to whole 'nother level. At least judging by the silence around the table that usually greats me when guests get into their first bite.
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Post by Termite » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:53 pm

Raspberry Pis are popular right now with the techno-geeks in the LSA and ultralight community. They're using them for ADS-B "in" . Paired with the correct dongles, they can get weather as well.

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Re: Raspberry Pi?

Post by Rich Jordan » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:42 am

I just picked up an Ubiquiti Unifi AP Pro for home; I'm tired of wireless issues but don't have the money for enterprise grade equipment. It takes a controller on the LAN to modify settings, do statistical monitoring, or provide cloud access and a Pi is a supported option. I'm going to set up my Pi 2 thats been sitting in its box for that.

The AP is already working so much better than the SonicPoint it replaced (which was better than the Netgear and the Linksys that preceded).

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