The season for cooking shows has kicked off for 2014 which finds this new sous-vide project by Instructables user artwell quite timely. As a fan of the sous-vide process of cooking food in water baths over longer periods of time, but not a fan of the required equipment's price tag - they have created a home-made equivalent which is perfectly serviceable.
An Arduino receives temperature data from an inexpensive sensor, and samples this over time to allow for sensor inconsistencies - and the user interface is neat with the entire lot mounted in a small enclosure:
Finally by making your own controller, and after some time experimenting with your favourite dishes - it's a snap to create pre-programmed menu options for these in the control system. For complete instructions on making your own, check out the project Instructable. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
If you're using an LCD with your Arduino-based projects - instead of building your own LCD module onto a breadboard, save time and move forward with the Freetronics LCD & Keypad shield which contains a bright 16x2 character LCD and five buttons that can be read from only one analog input pin: