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DIY Induction Heater Builds and References

RustyOldNail

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Has anyone seen the “MagHeater”, in the hand, or know anyone that has received one. I’m curious about his meter and heat adjustability. I’ve seen what little he has on the site, looks interesting, but no real details.
 
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TommyDee

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@Siebter seems to have the most knowledge of that effort. I suspect the meter is an Arduino programmed display. A good way to go so you can customize to your heart's content.

This is a good place to start if you want to play with development...
...very tempting kit.
 
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RustyOldNail

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@Siebter seems to have the most knowledge of that effort. I suspect the meter is an Arduino programmed display. A good way to go so you can customize to your heart's content.

This is a good place to start if you want to play with development...
...very tempting kit.
Thanks, I have to learn how to tie my shows first!
I believe Siebter will inform us when he gets it.
 
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TommyDee

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Definitely the next level IH tech. After that, minding the fucking click won't matter. And simple!
 
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RedEyeFlightControl

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Definitely the next level IH tech. After that, minding the fucking click won't matter. And simple!
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The automatic heater looks to be using an SSD1306 OLED with 128x64 or 128x128 resolution.

If that is the same IR module I think it is, it may be difficult to read the cap temp (because of the metal reflectivity) but darn it I'm ordering one right now. If this integrates the way I think it do, the bimetal temp disk just became obsolete. Thanks for the link!
 
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Siebter

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So I ordered the Slim Automatic IR a while ago and I have been told only recently that my unit is actually finished now, however, I am, while happy after the 5 month wait, a bit careful until I actually hold it in my hand, as it's not the first time I was thinking I'm going to get it soon. I think the Slim has gotten at least 6 or 8 different improvements since I preordered it (case, coding, tube...). Since my Slim will be the very first of the first batch (nine or ten in total) I'm not quite sure when others will be able to preorder it again, might take a while since he also builds his standard Compact model. And I should say that while the wait for the Slim (it was originally scheduled for mid march) is a bit of a zen challenge, he was able to build quite a nice amount of Compacts and do customer service too. I'm sure once he's through this phase of finalizing the product and scaling it up he will be able to shoot out Slim Automatics like he does Compacts now. Will keep you updated on it, I'm sure it's next level shit. :)
 

TommyDee

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Too many caps is the source of inspiration :D Followed by a whole lot of fuck-ups.

I've got one of those screens in 2-tone. Stands out. I forget the array dimensions.

The shine of the cap needs a correction factor in code but the caps are a bit stippled. However, I learned with extreme acuity that parking the cap on a surface will easily propagate the heat we are looking for. My glass vial, for instance, will blister you, so a paint dab on thin glass will get you a good reading. However, I don't think it will be an issue. The 'chamber' will be small and reflections will all be radiated from the cap. I'm thinking putting the sensor in a wooden tube maybe 8mm long or less with a hole no bigger than the sensor housing. The insides should be non-reflective black. This is about as direct a shot I can think of to count photon energy. Looking forward to what you get in calibration. Emissivity can be compensated for with cameras so the cap should be simple. Will cap variance with age be an issue?
 
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