Defrosting the Turkey

I have been working on an update to my IMG_0172Raspberry Pi Chicken Water Heater project recently, replacing the analogue temperature sensors with DS18B20 digital Temperature Sensors. At the same time I have simplified the heater relay circuit, replacing the interposing relays with opto-isolators. FullSizeRenderThe final change has been to scrap the linear sub-regulator in favour of a switch mode device. The gap on board is for a Raspberry Pi battery backup circuit, I have been working on for a while.

To give it all a test before setting up outside I have set it up to monitor the turkey defrost, IMG_0172logging the temperatures and tweeting an update every hour ….

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