• IH-driven Cooktop Coil reshaping...

    08/02/2019 at 20:37 0 comments

    Almost 10 years ago i suggested the idea of exploiting such a control board connector as shown below in order to implement some computer interface, which never happened:

    Now that i've transitioned to pulse mode gaining control ain't likely to really matter anymore, yet i've got to decide how to turn a flat plannar coil into a cylindrical one...


    For example going from this:

    [ https://www.google.com/search?q=Portable+Induction+Cooktop&tbm=isch ]

    Google Images:  Portable Induction Cooktop

    To this:

    [ https://www.google.com/search?q=Flameless+Lab+Sterilizer&tbm=isch ]

    Google Images:  Flameless Lab Sterilizer

    In other words is it even possible to reshape it without changing the apparent inductance seen by my old IH Cooktop, hoping to avoid any need to adjust component values accordingly?  Or would it still work for my purpose if i wind up that coil into a tube and never bother about it:  e.g. won't safety features trip?  And even if they do, can't i just managed to obtain the few seconds necessary for injection of a Heat Charge into my LAVA hybrid Core, or a LAVAGen2 Core for that matter??

    Or perhaps just SiC Foam alone:

    Lets admit i have more questions than answers to propose at the moment.  Not to mention extra caution is required when dealing with high voltage!

    ...

  • Ideas of a "Sessions Recorder" incl. later sample analysis, to feed objective (DUPLICATE & PEER REVIEWED) studies...

    08/01/2019 at 19:59 0 comments

    M'well, a push-button closing its On-Top PH Path could also double as a switch meant to activate some Optical Probe attached to a "Sessions Recorder".  Cotton Samples later collected can be identified with a unique serial number for further data mining...

  • About a "To-Do" List

    07/23/2019 at 18:20 0 comments

    Features yet to get further explored:

    Not necessarily in order of priority...

    From left to right, although that ain't essential i foresee the aluminium pear-shaped MouthPiece Base may bring more weight balance into a finished Classic All-Metal setup, while after sufficient time spent to acquire some "educated" perspective it becomes increasingly obvious that the Flame-Catching path (for "Plan-B" purposes) needs to be adjusted between the Short Brass and Full-Length Alu. formats.  The matter of an auxiliary Handle-side PinHole path suggests an avenue of solution which would actually also solve that of having a universal ambidextrous PH-customized handle where a set of 2 soft (possibly silicone) sliding rings would allow convenient location of finger-resting positions depending on personal preference, in order to combine left-handed + right-handed layouts in a same design exactly.  Yet a more basic option seems to be just to perform 1 Handle-side path for control of the On-Top Core-PH function, which implies 2 symetrical versions as a less perfect scenario, though relatively simpler to implement.  Which by the way inspires the idea of a crafting tool meant to align the No. 55 drill bit when connecting the Bowl cavity to its associated Thumb-resting site, because it really proved too difficult to perform the internal Handle-side PinHole path trying to trust bi-ocular vision alone - more on this later...  Induction Heat "Plan-A" transition in my Hybrid Core shall imply a change of materials where both types should be optimized with "Plan-B" still supported as well.  Low chemical reactivity is most desirable both in a Susceptor and Flux Concentrator, which is beyond my reach so far.  Ideally the 17-Holes Metal Discs would need precision manufacturing resources i clearly don't have, peripheral support pads should help control the thermal interface between a susceptor and its Monobloc;  and by the way it won't hurt to dedicate additional reflexion about thermal interfacing of a Monobloc inside its Top's Shell, or more specifically about how the 6 mounting fins concentrate heat propagation by conduction, with much larger air-insulation areas in-between, hence limiting thermal transfer errors i figure...  Back to the Handle-side it would make sense to implement a full-blown anchor + seal system to allow convenient alignment of an On-Top Core-PH finger-resting site relatively to orientation during a toke, so it becomes to control tops with a split-path PinHole function using both hands.  An O-Ring made of synthetic material as Viton may suffice, if not then a semi-circular spring-loaded support should lock the customized bowl to its handle firmly enough, if not better.  As for air-tight containment no doubt at least 1 internal PinHole path can be implemented, though a 2nd channel would seem desirable to link with an auxiliary PH finger-resting site corresponding to the index.  That's another kind of feature to be dealt with by the original manufacturer IMO, too bad this whole present project still appears to fail igniting much enthousiasm where it would serve most.  But i keep hoping.  After all, a simplified top with only 2 Handle-side PH slots cut into its Screw-Base will do just fine if it's not intended to maintain compatiblity with the Bronze sherlock model, with only 1 thumb-control path to match.

    M'well, i hope i didn't forget many other important considerations.  Then there's the whole problem of scanning the "fumet" using optical probing, followed by more scanning of a different type:  to listen at back-EMF from Susceptor(s) and Flux Concentrator metal submited to an excitation pulse...

    Anyway there's been no shortage of further exploration ideas since 2013 and that's certainly not the end of it just yet!  In all honesty this present hobby got plenty of DUPLICATE + PEER REVIEW challenges in reserve that i may never even manage to engage into myself!...

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