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My BBQ Controller

yogi84yogi84 Posts: 188
edited August 2013 in EggHead Forum
Per request....
i built me own controller below is the details...
Web resources

The device is made up of 1 raspberry pi and 1 custom made board (soldered by me) that was ordered from Osh park all this is enclosed in a custom printed 3d case. Total cost was ~175-225 it has support for up to 3 pieces up meat and 1 pit currently.Also it is managed via a button on the front or the web... It will text/email when a triggered alarm is hit there is also support for scripting to ramp temp down etc....

some pics...



first boot...

in case


web start page/monitor 

config page
in action/first run

yes that is duct tape in the fan....

some results


This weekend i plan on building a new valve for the fan (a gravity feed valve)
Also forgot to mention there is also an android app.. pitdroid on google play


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,015
    Thanks for posting! 
  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Nice work

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  • tamu2009tamu2009 Posts: 387
    wish i had that kind of skill!
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  • BREWnQBREWnQ Posts: 218
    WOW thats impressive! I like to think of myself as a pretty smart dude but when I see stuff like this I realize I'm just a dummy.
    Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
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  • yogi84yogi84 Posts: 188
    @BREWnQ @Chris_Wang @tamu2009 Thanks....
    @eggcelsior let me know if you plan on building one i have some extra parts....

  • StyerStyer Posts: 25
    That is friggen sweet. I haven't bought a raspberry pi yet because I could no never find a good enough use.  I want one.  Hmmm. Could you call it the "Big Green Pi" or something else smart like that 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,710
    Very kind of project. 

    I'm gonna get a 3D year the price will drop like a rock....some key patents expire.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,015

    Very kind of project. 

    I'm gonna get a 3D year the price will drop like a rock....some key patents expire.

    I hope so. My wife will murder me if I drop 3k on that toy.
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