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Stoker - Waterproofing?

RU EggsperiencedRU Eggsperienced Posts: 1,526
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Hi All,

Considering a Stoker real soon (like the networking capabilities vs Guru), concern though is that I spend the money then it rains on an overnight cook and ZAP the controller is shorted out...

Guess I could put in a ziplock or something, just wondering if anyone has any comments???
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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    here is what i did with my guru

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    i am sure you can do something like that ;)

    all you need is tupperware and a dremmell tool

    happy eggin

    TB

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  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Terry's idea is great! But with the Stoker you can make leads to that run a ways and leave the "control unit safe inside or at least out of the rain. I plan to make some leads so that the stoker is inside next to my computer, and the leads are out in the weather. HTH.
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  • I have made a similar box for my Stoker and it works great.

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    The only issue will making really long leads for the Stoker is the fan. Since it is powered by the Stoker a long fan cord will not work as well. and is not really recommended.
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  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Interesting about the fan. That does make sense. Thanks!
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  • Would be really cool to figure a way to make the probes and fan feedback wireless and keep the controller next to the pc.

    To me I'ld likely try to run this thing on battery w/a wireless router so I don't have cables everywhere... Oh well guess I have alot of time to figure out how to do all this. Thanks for the feedback.....Jerry
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  • It should be easy to do. Just buy a wireless brigde and put it in the little waterproof box. You will still need power to it, but it can be a self sustained totally wireless waterproof enclosure. You can also buy a refurb wireless router for about $30 hack it with DD-WRT and make it into a wireless bridge.
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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Whats a DD-WRT,

    Why not just use the wireless router. Now that N is coming alive the older ones can be picked up for under $15 and some under $10.

    GG
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  • So you really have two options here. If you do not have a home network and just want to connect your laptop (or deskop) directly to the Stoker you could just get a cheap wireless router and that will do the trick. However, if you want to connect the Stoker to your home network than you need a wireless bridge. Most router cannot act as bridges. However, some routers that are based on Linux can be hacked with DD-WRT software. This can turn a $50 router into a $500 piece of neworking equipment including a wireless bridge.

    Or just buy a wireless bridge they are around $70
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