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i built an incubator now i ant to push the edge to digital control

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mbnewby, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. mbnewby

    mbnewby Songster

    May 14, 2010
    i have built a incubator thats doing for the most part good had really good sucess with it but i want to be able to control the tenp better then it is now is there way to do this

    here is what I want to be able to do hook the incubator to my pc by USB to a control with temp probe that will allow me to have the pc regulate the heat lights for temperature for it so I can have it monitor and track as well the temp is there any devices that I can hook up via USB that will turn off 110 volt bulbs when it detects the temp is going out of set temp range and turn them back on again when it gets below a set point

  2. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chirping

    Aug 24, 2009
    The Palouse
    While I'm certain there is a way, I'm not the one who knows what you would need.
    I suggest looking through the homemade incubator pages for members who seem to be handy with electronics and sending them a PM while you wait for comments here.

    Good luck! And if you get it figured out, please post. I have some out-of-work PCs around the house that would be perfect for such a project!
  3. Ace918

    Ace918 In the Brooder

    Jul 7, 2009
    Sweetwater, Tn.
    You might want to try a website called Instructables, folks there build just about anything.
  4. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Songster

    May 19, 2010
    Rougemont, NC
    I have no idea how that would work, but I use a thermostat called a ReptiTemp 500r, and it keeps my temp extremely stable. I highly recommend it for a homemade incubator!

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