Electrical box and paint, Step 7 of a DIY recordPosted: December 4, 2012 Filed under: Hopper and Feed | Tags: Arduino, auger feed, DIY, homemade chip boiler, lcd display, welding project Leave a comment
It took me longer than I would like, but the hopper/auger assembly is now painted and the electrical box is mounted and the wiring is functional. I have mounted the Arduino and LCD display. That box also contains the board that accommodates the thermistor electronics, which are the sensors that read various temperatures.
The main electrical box is a stainless steel box I picked up used from a scrap yard, putting the frugal in frugaltinker.com. That’s the reason that there are so many holes in the box, however it was such a good deal I thought it was worth it, despite the cosmetics. The cover was just too ugly to leave be, so I attempted to skin the cover with a plate which I plasma cut in “Frugaltinker.com”. This doesn’t show up too well, I probably should paint a background behind it to make it stand out better. Painting a background seems low on the to do list right now, so I think I will skip that task and focus on the burner.
The CNC was invaluable in the production of the electrical mounting plate, mounted inside the electrical box. It was great to not have to drill any holes to mount anything. All the holes were cut with the CNC and fit just fine.
So the final task is complete before the burner is welded up and tested.