Hello my fellow tech heads...
I have a Seeeduino (Arduino Diecimila clone) and all I am trying to do is get it to read the 10mV/C output of my AD595-AQ Thermocouple Amp compare that to a desired temperature that I have SET and provide a single PWM output to the heater driver. Ideally I would like to be able to read the temp VIA computer or simply by reading the AD595's output (would that affect the seeeduino's reading?)
Now the good thing is that this isn't going to need lots of tuning and tweaking.
I am dealing with a very small heating element and the TC is in fairly close proximity....
Now I have messed around with the heater via a manual PWM controller and the element reaches its target temp in less and 3 seconds and does not overshoot that bad... so that makes things even better.... I hope..
Does anyone have any info or tip on a good way to proceed?
I've looked at the 3 examples in the arduino PID library and those seem just way too complicated for what I need...
Or would it be possible to omit some stuff from those and load it to my board and get what I need?
Thanks in advance!