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Topic: Now a drum! (was: Re: +Roasting coffee in a mug) (12 msgs / 207 lines)
1) From: Scott Marquardt
OK, we're on Mod Three. See the "Update 2" section athttp://scott.marquardt.googlepages.com/roastcoffeeinamugIt's now a drum roaster.   ;-)
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Scott

2) From: Steve Hay
On 4/11/06, Scott Marquardt  wrote:
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LOL!  That is quite awesome.  You got some of those Mindstorm legos, to mak=
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it move?  You'd probably have dibs on the first Lego roasting machine...
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3) From: Michael Wascher
There's a new version of Mindstorms coming out. Supposed to ship 1 July. It
has a new brick, better light sensor that can detect colors & intensities,
and an improved sound sensor that can detect patterns. No temp sensor
listed, but we have the technology to determine roast color & detect the
sound of 1 & 2 crack!
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4) From: Scott Marquardt
I do have some Mindstorms stuff. That would be kind of funny to use a brick
for control.
It would be the zenith of bizarritude to PID this thing.    ;-)
I hope to give it an attempt this evening. I anticipate another half-hour
roast (which still amazes me that it tasted good). Stay tuned!
- Scott
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5) From: Scott Marquardt
Well, one advantage of my roasting method is that there's plenty of light t=
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check reflection off the beans from. Plenty!   ;-)
- Scott
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6) From: Ed Needham
Caffeine is definitely my favorite 'creative juice'.  And it seems you 
'creative juices' are flowing well.
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7) From: Michael Wascher
There are PID controllers that have been implemented on a mindstorm:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=mindstorms+lego+pid+controller&btn=G=Google+Search
I wonder ... If I turn my mindstorms brick into a PID for my popper will
Jean let me order the new Mindstorms kit? Lego is accepting pre-orders now.
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8) From: rnkyle
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WOW nice little invention Scott.
RK

9) From: Matthew Price
I'm thinking that a periodic blast of air from a duster can or blow
gun could be a simple way to get chaff out of the drum.  A small burst
every 10-30 seconds wouldn't remove much heat, especially since your
goal is to deliver the energy through radiation as much as possible.
Just a thought.
Matthew
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chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course
others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

10) From: Scott Marquardt
Yes, exactly! I'd wondered the same. I've been tinkering a lot with the ide=
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of using an insulated cyclone for either fluid bed or drum systems, to
circulate air through a heater AND get rid of chaff, at once. But this
system is sensitive enough to heat loss that a full-time circulations seems
ill-advised. Small "puffs" of occasional air would do the trick.
Great minds think alike, obviously, so next time you're in Chicago let's
achieve critical mass and paint the town Agtron 45 . . .
;-)
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11) From: Matthew Price
I AM in Chicago, well northwest Indiana anyhow.  I don't think my wife
would let me spring for anymore 'inspiration' for a while, though :)
Maybe once my fluidbed beast is in production and has paid for itself
I can go back to the drawing board.
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Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of
chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course
others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

12) From: Scott Marquardt
Mod four. It's now done a roast. A couple vids posted. Project complete.
Fun!
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