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Controlling a gas convection heater with a custom thermostat

Controlling a gas convection heater with a custom thermostat

from arduino.cc

Redditor “Higgs8” had a gas convection heater that is (or was) controlled manually, but they wanted something a bit more. To accomplish this, they came up with a small Arduino-based thermostat.

This allows you to set the desired temperature using a potentiometer, and it senses the current temperature value via a DS18B20 thermometer unit. It then adjusts the formerly manual knob with a stepper motor and custom gear reduction in response, maintaining the desired comfort level.

Feedback is displayed on a small OLED screen, which charts the room’s temperature over a 24-hour period. It also shows if the heater was on, letting you see if it was working properly.

More details can be found on Higg8’s Imgur page here.

If you're interested in making your own version, PMD Way has you covered with a huge range of parts including Arduino compatible boardsDS18B20 sensors, OLED displaysjumper wires and more.

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