Solar baking system needed


#41

@Chainomatic everything has arrived in Oz.

To summarise:
A Raspberry Pi 3 B, a WiFi Adaptor, an mSATA drive in a USB case and a 32g class 10 micro SD card (ebay), cables and power and cable-ties.
I have downloaded Raspbian Jessie Lite to my laptop ready to install.
I think there is enough information here for DIYers to set it up.

I’ve been perusing theUDOO x86 site and I’m impressed.
So now we have a basic tzOven and for another $150, or so, we can have a sturdy and powerful commercial tzOven. Unfortunately udoo sounds like something you would wipe off the kitchen bench with bleach, but I don’t mind the odd mess.
And, of course, if the software is elegant enough to run on a Pi it will purr on more capable Linux/Unix computers. Maybe the gnomes in Zug can tunnel through to the Large Hadron Collider and run a tzOven on higgs bosons.


#42

@Chainomatic Yes, thanks.


#43

You guys might want to check out http://www.electricchain.org/

They are http://www.Solarcoin.org developers that do just what you guys might be looking for.


#44

Solcrypto detailed how our data logger technology was progressing and how we were able to connect a Raspberry Pi device as a full node to the SolarCoin blockchain.


#45

This is a natural for ꜩ formal verification.


#46

Easy way to get in touch with them is through slack.


#47

I’ve got one of these cases in the post for the UDOOx86 case for UDOO.

By the way, it is designed to work with a bread-board so the kitchen pixie is still spicing things up (sorry).


#48

Nice link:

turn a $170 chromebook into a Tezbook Ultimate-guide-to-building-a-tezos-machine


Node on Raspberry Pi Model 3 B Motherboard
#49

Hi @Chainomatic, the UDOOx86 should be here this week for testing.

In the meantime I have been on the UDOOx86 voltage forum and also been measuring the output of my solar regulator. The voltage gamut (14-11v) on my system is too much for the recommended voltage of 12v with a ± of 5%. To correct this I have ordered several different voltage step up-down DC-DC12V modules and I will test them as they arrive from the corners of the world.

Typical up-down module:


Also on the way is a 300 watt windmill and a solar-wind hybrid regulator to cope with the load from the extra bits, to balance the load and cover cloudy days.

I’m looking forward to sun-baking with @moonbaker


#50

I sincerely hope that the Tezos Foundation grasps what you and others like you are doing.

A sea change is taking place.

Humanity is waking up.


#51

Tezos can instantiate any coin.
I propose tezos to instatiate a dash-like budget, and all those good things to be financed by the budget.


#52

Hi @Jonas, @Chainomatic and @moonbaker have been beavering away on the UDOO oven in our trans-continental garage for a couple of weeks. Here is where we are at.
First up, a big thanks to @Chainomatic for your patience with my very rusty linux commands.
I am writing this on the UDOO using an eight inch 12v monitor with 12volts going into the UDOO. Solar powered of course.
The UDOO needs 12volts +/- 5%. Pretty critical.

We have gone through some typical issues with new systems: dead ends, modems, software downloads and an incompetent user. Very useful, frustrating, but very useful.
The UDOO is a beast. For a couple of hundred dollars you can buy a rocket. Enough said.

We are on it and have the luxury of time to get it flowing for fellow bakers


#53

Here is an operating Tezos oven specified for off-grid baking. I power it with a battery charged by a 200 watt solar panel and a 300 watt windmill. Thus I have enough storage to keep the oven powered during cloudy and windless days.
The up-down DC-DC module in the basement corrects for voltage fluctuations from the solar/wind hybrid controller.
I am writing this using the UDOO oven.


#54

@moonbaker
After one year, does your tezos oven still works?
Could you post the weather statistics, and how these statistics affected your oven?


#55

Hi Demo, everything works fine even after three weeks of rain. The beauty of solar panels and batteries is their Lego-like upgradability. Ten years of power for about $500.
Sadly I won’t be baking as 10,000 tzs is a little out of my range. The UDOO x86 is a lovely computer and they will have a screamer on the market soon UDOO Bolt: Twice as fast as the MacBook Pro 13", for VR, AR, and AI. AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000
I’m happy to see Tezos plodding along, we haven’t lifted the corner of the carpet yet.
Personally I would like to use the technology to remove the need for politicians in the democratic process. Slow food.
Cheers, Michael


#56

Or at least not make that need mandatory. (liquid democracy style)