To improve my homemade bread, I built a DIY proofing box using an Arduino Uno as the microcontroller, and a string of Christmas lights as the heat source.
“Let rise at room temperature” is a common instruction in bread recipes, with “room temperature” being around 70 F (21.1 C). For reasons that include San Francisco’s famous fog, this temperature can be hard to find in my apartment in Berkeley, California, and so my bread dough sometimes rises far too slowly. One day, I […]
The Arduino-based system in action during yogurt making (an annotated photo at Flickr) Sometimes DIY is more about the journey than saving money, more about what you learn than what you save. This was certainly the case for me when I built a system to monitor temperature in my kitchen. A few of my kitchen […]