Reflow Oven



  • I have been looking at the ControLeo for a while.
    I already have an oven which I use for baking wet snuff.
    Today it has three DS18bB20 sensors which needs to be replaced. And I will try to get the sketch working on a Nano.
    Then will need two Nanos, one for board baking and one for baking snuff.

    Have anyone run the sketch on an ATMega328?


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    Peter Easton, the ControLEO inventor, is about to release a servo-based automatic oven-door opener that will use the 4th relay to open the door at the end of the reflow cycle. I saw a prototype when I visited him recently but he is planning to launch it at the Maker Faire in San Francisco, CA this Thu/Fri, I plan to pick one up when I visit his booth.


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    @blacey I'm hoping, at some point, he offers upper and lower temperature zones and stored temperature profiles.. That would place his product far ahead of the rest.


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    @ServiceXp Have you sent that request directly to Peter? He is pretty responsive to suggestions...


  • Hero Member

    @blacey Yes Sir.


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    So, my reflow build is coming along ... slowly. Looking into plotting curves on a larger LCD, like the Zallus oven and using a small servo or stepper motor to open the door.

    One thing that is bugging me though is the reflect-a-gold tape. Costs a fortune and I can't even seem to find any or even an equivalent product in Sweden. What do you guys think about the Ebay / Ali knockoffs? Are they good enough? I mean I don't care if they fall short a few percent in heat reflection, I'm not building a spaceship here, as long as the adhesive holds up.


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    @bjornhallberg said:

    So, my reflow build is coming along ... slowly. Looking into plotting curves on a larger LCD, like the Zallus oven and using a small servo or stepper motor to open the door.

    One thing that is bugging me though is the reflect-a-gold tape. Costs a fortune and I can't even seem to find any or even an equivalent product in Sweden. What do you guys think about the Ebay / Ali knockoffs? Are they good enough? I mean I don't care if they fall short a few percent in heat reflection, I'm not building a spaceship here, as long as the adhesive holds up.

    Not sure, but I think maybe the more important characteristic is it's "Sticky Power" 😛 You don't want the tape coming loose..



  • @bjornhallberg Sorry for late reply :(, I forgot about my post and did not get any update on mail. But yes, the link you posted is correct 🙂
    I have not checked it very thoroughly yet, but so far it gets the job done with the automatic calibration from ControLeo. I even put a board in the oven 3-4 times without anything breaking.



  • @bjornhallberg Did you find a good oven to use in Sweden? I'm looking in to building one myself now


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