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.
(Arduino Home Page)
perl script and arduino sketch by member mwk1000 to monitor temperature from the arduino:
Updated version in use on Ubuntu 9.10 with updated Sketch "TankControl_v5p"
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.
Serial Enabled LCD
1-Wire Temperature Sensors
Solid State Relay Board
Here's some good information about subjects relative to HEARTH users from the
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