Reading propane levels with ATmega328 and Wi-Fi

Atmel | Bits & Pieces


Want to know how much propane is left? There’s an app for that! 

After what seemed like a never-ending winter, it’s tough to imagine that summer is just around the corner. And with warmer weather and longer days comes the official BBQ season! Let’s face it, nothing is worse than throwing a nicely marinated steak or a pack of burgers onto the grill only to find out that your tank is out of propane. Fortunately, Makers Frank Vigilante and Brendan Glunz have devised a simple solution that can keep you informed as to how much gas is left in an easier, more efficient manner.

grillz

Designed as an entry in MAKE: Magazine and Cornell University’s Pitch Your Prototype competition, the DIY device works by simply attaching to any standard brass valve between a propane tank and grill where it measures the internal pressure within the cylindrical container. From there, it sends the data to an accompanying mobile app, which provides grillers with a…

View original post 208 more words

This entry was posted in Brian By Experience. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.