[Homeroast] thermometer with realtime output

john drake.john at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 30 09:08:20 CDT 2011

well, after looking around, i found the Extech 421509 which has a 
bi-directional RS-232 port.  it seems like just what i was looking for 
allowing me to interface the thermometer with my pc.  but, convenience 
apparently comes with a price (tag)... $289.

so, i decided to go pseudo-old school.  i'm going to use the digital 
thermometer Tom sells along with a small little program i've written that 
displays target, ideal roast profile graphs while overlaying time,temp 
points entered realtime (obtained visually from the thermo).  my thought is 
that if i can see the roast profile progressing graphically, i can better 
anticipate and make adjustments to the heat.  and, by using a digital 
thermometer and having the pc graph it for me, i won't have to fuss over 
counting grid lines on paper.


> At 08:58 AM 3/28/2011, you wrote:
>>does anybody know... is there a thermometer out there with a thermocouple 
>>that supports realtime output via a usb or serial port?
> There's lots of them, but sometimes getting the interface spec is hard.
> Ira

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