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Topic: To the Geek Roasters (9 msgs / 158 lines)
1) From: Michael Vanecek
It's not enough to mod your WBII to oblivion. I know - lets plug your 
computer into it!!!http://home.columbus.rr.com/thegramilas/coffee/roaster.htmlGrin,
Gonna have to break out and dust off his WBII again...

2) From: Sharon Allsup
That link got put onto Slashdot a few minutes ago (darling husband
just commented on it to me) ... his site counter was 5145 a few
minutes ago.  I'm wondering how long it takes til it melts down :)
This could be good for the homeroasting hobby; he has a link to Sweet
Marias ("Where I buy my coffee" I think it's called), and given how
many geeks pride themselves on being coffee snobs, you'd think it
would be a logical connection.  The hard part I've run into is getting
them to actually get off their butts and buy / make a roaster and do
it - so far most are content to just drink the homeroast I bring /
offer, and say "Damn that's GOOD".  Come ON guys, take the next step!

3) From: Michael Vanecek
Ooh - Tom G. One of us - a Sweet Maria's Fan. Is he here? Any 
possibility to a Linux port to the software?
--http://www.mjv.com/Michael Vanecek wrote:

4) From: Michael Vanecek
Heh - that's how I found it. Yeah - keep a fire-extinguisher handy - 
things could get a little hot. Better yet, put some good greens on top 
of the computer - you'll end up with a good roast by the time Slashdot's 
done. :)
--http://www.mjv.com/Sharon Allsup wrote:

5) From: Michael Vanecek
Oh, and it looks like SM is also getting plugged on Slashdot:Hope their servers are up to it as well.">http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid0003&threshold=0&commentsort=0&tid"2&tid9&tid=1&mode=thread&pid723829#11723852Hope their servers are up to it as well.

6) From: Dennis Parham
Mike, I have 20 avocado trees growing... from 2ft to 4ft....  hehehe 
Kewl you are starting some! I might bonsai one too!
Dennis Parham
On Feb 19, 2005, at 1:41 PM, Michael Vanecek wrote:

7) From: Michael Vanecek
Hee - caught me off guard. Was going - coffee to avacado? Oh, my site. 
Yeah - got lotsa goodies. Hey, in 8 years (they're young yearlings now), 
I may actually harvest some of those avocados! :) And the tropicals are 
starting to wake up this spring too. Taro, banana, cacao, coffee, 
lemongrass, wasabi, ti, cashew, cherimoya, icecream-bean - and Tom's 
coffee seedlings and more coming out my ears. Gonna be a green year this 
year for me. :)
--http://www.mjv.com/Dennis Parham wrote:

8) From: Dennis Parham
I just would liek to see ya add a HOODIA GORDONII cactus to that!!! hehe
On Feb 19, 2005, at 2:29 PM, Michael Vanecek wrote:

9) From: Tom Gramila
On Sat, 19 Feb 2005, Michael Vanecek wrote:
Why of course "he's one of us"  -- though generally in lurk mode these 
Where do you think I got the motivation to try to computer control a 
popcorn roaster -- from this list, of course, via discussions of 
roasting profiles --  largely of Mike M. and Jim S. with input from many 
others.  I was trying to learn HOW to roast, and could not get a 
repeatable cup.  
Linux is probably not next, though a port should be very easy.  Next
instead, I hope, will be a nearly stand alone microcontroller box that can
do all the my current rig does.  I have a complete hardware design, but an
incomplete board layout, and have not written any microcode. But dont hold
your breath......
			Tom G.
Proof of Principle Computer Controlled Poppery Coffee Roasterhttp://home.columbus.rr.com/thegramilas/coffee/roaster.html

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