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GoAnywhereJeep

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DIY BBQ Temp controller for $63
« on: September 21, 2017, 06:03:01 AM »
Hi folks. New to this forum and this is my first real post. I come with the gift of a cool DIY project that anyone can build.

The project is based on a high temperature version of a Willhi temperature controller and also uses a high temperature blower fan intended to be used inside a projector. The other interesting bit is that I was able to incorporate a flapper door that is similar to the flapper door I think I saw in online pictures and video of the Rocks BBQ Stoker II.

I had a power supply laying around so I was actually able to build this for $55 myself.

Though the first iteration only works on a WSM, I will figure out an adapter for the kettle because I think this controller will mount nicely on the front panel of a performer.

Please take a look and try the project yourself and we can use this thread to discuss it. Good luck and happy building!

https://youtu.be/CP2KJzEYVyE

« Last Edit: September 21, 2017, 06:30:03 AM by GoAnywhereJeep »
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Bubblehead

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Re: DIY BBQ Temp controller for $63
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 07:26:52 AM »
That's pretty slick!  Looks to be a fine winter project.

GoAnywhereJeep

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Re: DIY BBQ Temp controller for $63
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 10:40:11 AM »
That's pretty slick!  Looks to be a fine winter project.

Thanks. Looking forward to you trying it and adding to the discussion.  :)

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bigssa

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Re: DIY BBQ Temp controller for $63
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 03:50:41 PM »
Awesome DIY project. I will be trying this out later this year.

GoAnywhereJeep

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Re: DIY BBQ Temp controller for $63
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 04:14:02 PM »
Awesome DIY project. I will be trying this out later this year.

Please do! Look forward to your feedback and discussion.
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Re: DIY BBQ Temp controller for $63
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 11:22:25 PM »
BADASS!!

Great video!!

GoAnywhereJeep

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Re: DIY BBQ Temp controller for $63
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 10:15:27 AM »
« Last Edit: October 24, 2017, 12:59:18 AM by GoAnywhereJeep »
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Re: DIY BBQ Temp controller for $63
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2017, 05:42:45 PM »
I donít know if you guys have ever used AliExpress but you can get many of the parts at about 33% or more off of the Amazon price. Iíve used it a handful of times in the past to get some parts that are made in China. I plan on ordering a few of these parts from there to see if I can keep the overall cost of the project below $50, including a rechargeable battery.

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Re: DIY BBQ Temp controller for $63
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 08:48:26 AM »
I donít know if you guys have ever used AliExpress but you can get many of the parts at about 33% or more off of the Amazon price. Iíve used it a handful of times in the past to get some parts that are made in China. I plan on ordering a few of these parts from there to see if I can keep the overall cost of the project below $50, including a rechargeable battery.

Good luck
« Last Edit: October 24, 2017, 12:58:53 AM by GoAnywhereJeep »
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Re: DIY BBQ Temp controller for $63
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2017, 02:22:15 PM »
That's awesome!