In some cooking scenarios, it is desirable to achieve a specific object temperature and keep the object at that temperature. However, it is difficult to maintain a constant temperature without constant attention. To aid cooking in this scenario, we created a device that can be added to an electric stovetop or hot plate and serve as an automated assistant. This project contains circuit diagram, controller programming, block diagram and other useful stuff.
A proportial-integral-derivate (PID) controller was used to determine where to position the dial given the temperature measurements. Tuning the gains for the controller required a simulation because experiments are very time-consuming in slow thermal systems.
Author:- Andrew Kerns & Adam Mendrela