It's that time of year again when cooking competition television shows hit the airwaves, and this has caused a few enthusiasts to revisit how to find synergy between electronics and food. If you've been looking for such as project, then consider the following sous vide cooker by Instructables member Etienne Giust.
Their method is quite simple - by using a commercially-available inexpensive rice cooker, a waterproof temperature sensor and a mains-rated relay board - a water bath can be left in the cooker bowl and controlled perfectly by the Arduino.
Furthermore a numeric display has been added for a neat user-interface, and an alarm is provided for temperature notifications. So if you're interested in new ways of cooking food, and competent with mains-rated wiring, visit the Instructable to learn how it can be done. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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