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TheRauser

Hey everyone,

I am trying to make a thermometer (of sorts) that demonstrates the temperature as a function of the length of a flame; the hotter it is outside, the longer the flame. The problem I am facing, however, is finding a component that would let me do this. Every time I try and research a component that would make a flame, the annoying 'flame sensor' project comes up.

Tl;dr: Is there an Arduino controlled component that can create a flame (with the additional use that the flame is adjustable in length)?

cloxart

First of all you should specify how you are going to get flame:
gas? a flammable fluid with a wick?

Paul_KD7HB

Hey everyone,

I am trying to make a thermometer (of sorts) that demonstrates the temperature as a function of the length of a flame; the hotter it is outside, the longer the flame. The problem I am facing, however, is finding a component that would let me do this. Every time I try and research a component that would make a flame, the annoying 'flame sensor' project comes up.

Tl;dr: Is there an Arduino controlled component that can create a flame (with the additional use that the flame is adjustable in length)?
Where did you get this idea? Perhaps in certain cases, but not as general statement for all flames. For instance, an oxy-acetylene  torch is hotest in the blue flame near the tip of the torch and gets cooler further out in the flame. Also applies to propane and natural gas flames.

Not related to Arduino, but you can get devices that take IR images of the flame and color the image to indicate the temperature.

Perhaps you could attach an appropriate thermocouple to a ceramic rod and move it around in the flame. Use an proper amplifier and attach to an Arduino analog pin. Then, after calibrating, you can measure different portions of a flame.

Paul

Paul

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