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Cheese fridge repairs

My cheese fridge was partially destroyed at the start of July. A car crashed into a power pole carrying both a 22kv distribution line and the 230v line for our house. They . touched . briefly It turns…

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Power meter optical pulse detection

I’ve always planned to monitor my electricity usage. I had previously (about a year ago!) ordered some power transformers from seeedstudio and a six channel ADC for simultaneous three phase current and voltage measurement but never got around…

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Wiring up the ESP8266

Before you can program the ESP8266, you need to wire it up. First things first, the ESP8266 uses a 2mm pin spacing so you can’t use a standard breadboard as these use a 0.1 inch spacing. It also…

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Introducing the ESP8266

About a year ago I put up some money for the Wino-Board kickstarter project, received my Wino-Boards and did nothing with them for 12 months. They are effectively a tiny Arduino board attached to the innards of an…

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Fridge Wiring

My Humidity controller finally arrived this morning so I’ve started wiring up the control box.

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Fans in the Fridge

I’ve finally found a bit of time to get my fans installed in the fridge. I’m still waiting on the humidity controller to arrive from China. Everything else took about 8 days to arrive, but the humidity controller…

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Drilling vents in the fridge

When I was investigating the wiring diagram of my fridge freezer, I was also trying to find out if there is anything important in the divider between the fridge and freezer. Based on the diagrams I was confident…

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Ordering parts for the cheese fridge

After working out how my fridge works, I’ve now decided what I’m going to do to make it into a cheese fridge.

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Understanding how a fridge freezer works

The fridge I’m using for my cheese fridge is a fridge freezer, this means that during normal operation, the two boxes are different temperatures – around 20 degrees C. I want both the fridge and freezer to operate…

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Cheese Fridge project

Wow, almost six months since my last post! Yes, I’ve been busy. I’ve recently started making cheese. Generally you start off making soft cheeses like Brie & Camembert. After a little while these cheeses no longer do it…

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