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SmartSmoker poster

Team Members

Nathan Tipton

Project Date

Spring 2018

Project Description

The SmartSmoker is an automated meat smoking device that controls the smoking environment based on sensor data. The controller adjusts feed rates for the wood pellet dispensing auger and the liquid dispensing peristaltic pump to maintain de- sired environmental conditions. The heating element is used to maintain the optimal meat smoking temperature.

There are many variables involved when smoking meat. Humidity Temperature Cooking Time Smoke density Smoke time Monitoring these variables and adjusting the smoker accordingly can be a complicated and time consuming process that not everyone wants to do. The SmartSmoker would enable the average user to smoke meat at home without all the hassle.