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March 11, 2012

A Temperature Controller for Home Appliances

at 12:05 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks


This idea is an excellent way to control the temperature of your home appliances to make things like a wine refrigerator fermenter. Mikey Sklar from screwdecaf has developed a project named YACT 2 which controls the temperature of most home appliances by using a precise temperature probe and relay to apply power to the appliance when needed. You can watch the video below to see the system in action. Mikey has also provided all the information you need to make your own if you prefer.

“This temperature controller is available fully assembled with all accessories or as a complete kit that requires soldering. It is ideal for the following:

  • converting a chest freezer into a refrigerator
  • converting a dorm fridge into a cheese and wine refrigerator
  • converting a hot plate into a temperature controlled cooker
  • converting a camping cooler into fermenter
  • converting a crock pot into a sous vide”.




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6 Responses to “A Temperature Controller for Home Appliances”

  1. Ian Phillips Says:

    Is this for real!!!!

    Hacked gadgets are being irresponsible for promoting this project. Although there is a disclaimer on the projects website the project information shown gives no indication of the hazards and risks that the purchaser or user may face.

    Without doubt, sooner or later someone (maybe a small child) would get hurt or killed if the device was used and installed in the manner shown (in the one video I could hardly bear to watch)

    Please ask the designer of this device to withdraw it from the market or improve it to an acceptable safe standard.

    Yours sincerely


  2. Johan Says:

    Looks like a safe solution. Main wires just hanging around.

  3. Tony Says:

    When you can buy a PID for under $20 (eBay or DX), DIY isn’t worth it.

  4. FettesPS Says:

    Isn’t worth it? Some of us like to learn new things, and the best way to learn is by doing. Now I agree that his price is steep, no reason for it to be nearly as expensive as he makes it, but if you’re like me and have all the parts on hand (or can salvage them) it shouldn’t cost more than $20.

  5. Andy Says:

    @Ian Phillips
    You are an excellent example of needing to chlorinate the gene pool. I, myself, actually (Gasp!) jumped off a boathouse once as a child.
    My God man, give yourself a slap! The reason there is such a proliferation of warnings and lawsuits is simple; we just weren’t as retarded back then.
    If you don’t have the means to actually “Parent” your child, by all means sterilize yourself quickly.

  6. Yashraj V. Says:

    I m wanting a automatic humidity controller circuit Alan not a temperature one..!!

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