Friday, April 9, 2010

PID Heater control with any Arduino

I've been controlling the temperature of my extruder with a super simple (yet very functional) Arduino-based controller.  To control your heater with any Arduino-alike you only need to add one resistor and one FET.  It doesn't get any easier than that!

I used my Arduino compatible Fabio board, but anything should work.  Get the full scoop and code on the Makeyourbot wiki.


  1. I really like layout of that 'fabio' board. Are the design files available it looks like exactly the thing ive been looking for.

  2. Hi!
    help me pls to find a scetch for your PID controller.

  3. Thanks for this great post, i find it very interesting and very well thought out and put together. I look forward to reading your work in the future.



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