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Many of us on Hearth.com are using the Arduino microcontroller to monitor and control our boiler systems. This page is for discussing the controller system and as a guide to things we've done.
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http://arduino.cc/
(Arduino Home Page)

perl script and arduino sketch by member mwk1000 to monitor temperature from the arduino:
http://hearth.com/images/uploads/ttymon_v1.tgz

Updated version in use on Ubuntu 9.10 with updated Sketch "TankControl_v5p"
http://hearth.com/images/uploads/ttymon_1231_working.tgz

The controller is being used in many points of a boiler system:
-Monitoring temperature at various points of the system
-Monitoring stack temp, could be used for secondary combustion chamber also
-Control the circ pumps, zone valves, dump zones (with power)

Below are some typical components used in these systems.

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9395
Serial Enabled LCD

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=245"
1-Wire Temperature Sensors
http://cubloc.com/product/01_03ssr4.php
Solid State Relay Board

Here's some good information about subjects relative to HEARTH users from the
http://ArduinoInfo.Info
http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/ArduinoPower - ARDUINO Power Control
http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/Brick-Temperature-DS18B20 - Temperature Sensors
http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/Arduino-What-IS-it - ARDUINO: What IS It?
http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/YourDuinoStarter - ARDUINO: Hands-On Learning
..Let me know if there are questions I can answer.
Regards, Terry King
...In The Woods in Vermont, USA
terry@yourduino.com
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