Hotplate wind and rain sensor

Background The goal of RAP inflight icing research is to develop more accurate and timely diagnoses and forecasts of conditions leading to ice accretion on aircraft during flight. More specifically, researchers are working toward an integrated icing diagnostic that combines sensor data with model output. This requires basic understanding of mesoscale meteorology and cloud physics, and incorporation of that knowledge into numerical weather prediction models and remote detection techniques. The forecasting research has been guided toward further developments of the MM5 model, including improved microphysical parameterizations that can more accurately forecast cloud liquid, freezing drizzle and rain.

Hotplate wind and rain sensor

Local authority inspections, food hygiene certificates, insurance, blah…. Meanwhile… Here it is: It can be off, green, red or if I could be bothered to write code to alternate the pins, a sort of muddy yellow.

I just use it to indicate the heater being on red or off green.

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So how do you control an oven? Lets break it down into steps. One thing I was interested in was just how rubbish my oven really was. They work by exploiting the fact that when you put 2 different metals next to each other they will generate a voltage. A tiny voltage, but a voltage none the less.

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It also turns out that the voltage varys in a reasonably linear way according to the temperature. So all we need is to plug the thermocouple into a suitable amplifier, digitise the result and read it into the Pi.

Hotplate wind and rain sensor

The MAX is such a chip and Adafruit have a neat little breakout board which has the chip on a breakout board with terminals for the sensor and pins to hook up the digital side. Thermocouples come in different types depending on the materials used and so-on.

So after testing these and fixing the wiringPi max driver I soldered some onto an Adafruit perma proto-plate and tested it. The Pi only has 2 SPI channels. So why three sensors? Fortunately there are some fairly standard ways of dealing with this. You read the sensors and you pick the 2 that are closest then average those 2 to get the temperature.

You also apply some heuristics to check the third sensor to see just how far away from the average it is — and can then use that information to print an error message if it goes too far away, or just log it for another day.

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In the end I dropped it and just averaged all three sensors and built in some heuristics to check for a sensor going too far off-course. There are other algorithms to read and sense and generate the oven temperature, but for a little hobby project this is good enough for now.

These sensors work by having a sealed tube and a sensor with a spring behind it. The power of the spring is determined by the rotary knob. When the sensor pushed hard enough the switch inside the knob clicks and the heater turns off….

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Until it cools down a little, then the oven turns back on again and the process repeats for the duration. This is how the majority of domestic and some commercial!

So just how crude? Here is a graph: This is a single run of the oven. The next little dip is when I opened the door to load up a tray of mince pies — well it is Christmas time after all. There is another dip about 15 minutes later when I opened the door to turn the tray, then a couple of minutes after that when I took the tray out and turned it all off.

One of the mince pies that it cooked during that run. Read more about my thoughts on mince pies here … After initially measuring the temperatures and being somewhat surprised at just how crude and inaccurate the existing controller was, the next step was to control the oven.

The oven heater is 2. I will not present any photos of what my system looks like inside the oven — if you want to do this, then you are on your own, however I will write about what I used and how I did it, but no code, sorry.

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From bottom to top, sensors mounted onto the system include a snow depth sensor ( feet), a Temperature Dewpoint Sensor ( feet), a Visibility Sensor ( feet), a Precipitation Sensor (10 feet), a Radiation Sensor (10 feet), and at the top, a camera, and a wind sensor (33 feet).

Materials testing, Biotechnology, Environment, Geomatics, Meteorology

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Instrument Categories. GCPEx Total Precipitation Sensor (HotPlate) dataset published. Research Interests: IFloodS Met One Rain Gauge Pairs dataset published.

Research Interests: RSS Monthly 1-deg Merged Wind Climatology netCDF dataset and guide published. Research Interests.

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