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DIY Raspberry Pi Temperature Control for Kiln Foundry

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Ever since my wife snagged a $10 kiln from a thrift store my aluminum has been much hotter than desirable when comes the time to pour.

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This is because with my kerosene fueled foundry, I had to constantly babysit it. There was no super heating of the aluminum because I was right there watching it. With the kiln though, I needed something to help me keep the heat under control: enter Raspberry Pi 3 with integrated wifi. I now get notifications on my phone when the kiln is up to temperature. No more sloppy hot melts. Take a look at the video on the project then check out the detailed article at http://www.makercise.com/kiln-iot

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