Projects, notes, etc by Will O’Brien


Month: August, 2012

Inventables is fantastic.

21 August, 2012 (09:35) | Projects | 4 comments

I’ve been building/making/hacking hardware projects for a long time. As I’ve done that, I’ve really benefited from online shopping for parts you just can’t find locally. Also, it’s hard for the guy at the store to wonder what the hell you’re doing with that thing that he can’t find in his catalog. So, last year [...]

Smoker Hacking

14 August, 2012 (09:25) | Uncategorized | 3 comments

So it begins. I’ve acquired a Bradley Smoker. This particular unit is an interesting beast. It’s essentially a mini-fridge chassis (built for heat rather than cold). Up top is a standard grill smoke release hole, in the bottom is a undersized 500 watt heating element. Mounted on the side is the ‘Bradley smoke generator’. The [...]