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1  Using Arduino / Sensors / Re: Temperature sensor w/ ssr and thermocouple on: April 23, 2013, 06:45:43 pm
Ok sorry to be asking such elementary questions but my experience in this area is minimal. So from what I got from your response is that I can use the DS18B20 one wire temp. sensor coupled with the arduino. The goal of my project is to control a 9volt battery powering a heating element composed of teflon coated copper wire. I want the temp. sensor to read temperature values in the environment where the heat is being supplied and turn the power source to the heating element on at temperatures below 80 degrees F and shut it off at temperatures above 110 degrees F. It is essentially a thermostat. I am just a little lost trying to bring together all the parts I will need to make this happen.
2  Using Arduino / Sensors / Temperature sensor w/ ssr and thermocouple on: April 23, 2013, 11:39:26 am
I am trying to hook up a temperature sensor:
to a thermocouple arduino:
with a solid state relay:

to mimmick this project:

however i will not be hooking it up to any coffee machine therefore there will be no thermostat. Do i have the right parts here to make a device that can control a battery pack to turn on and off based on the environment temperature?
Sorry for all of the links but I would really appreciate any help I can get.
3  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Temperature dependent action on: April 19, 2013, 01:17:19 pm
It is relevant in the fact that I will be using matlab to drive the functions of the devices I'm hoping to link. I believe for this project I will need a thermometer which will activate an arduino motor to control a power source. Again I have very little experience with hardware so if you have any ideas about alternative approaches it would be much appreciated.
4  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Temperature dependent action on: April 18, 2013, 10:38:52 pm
I am looking to develop a matlab script that will link a thermometer to a battery powered heating element and activate or deactivate based upon certain temperature thresholds. It is essentially the same idea as a fish tank heater. If anyone could please help me get started with the development process it would be greatly appreciated.

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