And now for something completely different – a biltong box

Another year is close to its end, with the Christmas and New Year / Festive Season upon us. As the post title suggests, something from a little left field: a biltong box! There are nonetheless electronic goodies involved – the box has a display, with a temperature and humidity sensor. The display has in-built WiFi connectivity so that the temperature and humidity can be monitored remotely. And also the potential to control a number of switches, relays, or what-have-you; for example to switch a heater, a humidifier, a dehumidifier, etc.

(For those who don’t know what biltong is then of course Wikipedia is a source of information: Think non marinated beef jerky and one is close, originating from South Africa, and the taste is exquisite!)

The plan is for a proper write up of the display unit, but for now, and given it’s Christmas Eve, a couple of pictures:

The biltong made to date has turned out fantastically!

By | 2017-12-25T00:22:00+00:00 Sunday, 24 December 2017|Builds|0 Comments

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Colin is the chief designer at lagrangianpoint. His interests are in (too) many areas - to name a few: the Arduino platform, LED lighting, Software Defined Radio, statistics, trying to learn French, cooking and wine. Unfortunately lagrangianpoint isn't his day job just yet - but it's the plan. In the meantime he is Clinical Operations Manager for Cochlear EMEA. (Cochlear specialises in implantable hearing solutions for adults and children who are affected by deafness or hearing loss - check out

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