I know this is an older post but was wondering if any one had started a kiln controller. Could use some pointers or a start.
I am new to Arduino(first post), I plan to use it to control a stepper motor.
But got to thinking that it would also work perfect to control a kiln.
Would be a honey do for the misses we are looking for a older small kiln. She is getting into fusing glass and currently she is using a 27" kiln that I had converted to a programmable control. I bought the control for that conversion and don't want to spend that kind of money again if I don't have to.
Besides gives me a reason to play in something new to me.
I have the thermo coupler and bought a maxim6675 from McLaughlin Engineering as well as some spare SSRs from the previous conversion.
Found the PID Loops library and have been doing tons of reading in this forum the two weeks.
My background is in manufacturing engineering but spend most of my time now writing Gcode or VB code that creates Gcode. I built my own 4'x8' router table(purchase electronics) and do some PLC programming when I have to as well. I have not written in C in a long time but I am sure it will come back.