A programmable controller for DIY induction heaters based on the Arduino NANO.
This listing is for the board only – see here for the full kit:
The VapOven Arduino Shield is a programmable control board that board replaces the MOSFET module in a traditional DIY IH build. It can be plugged into a computer using the USB connection and programmed using the free and easy to learn Arduino IDE software.
It unleashes a world of possibilities for modifying your IH build with pulse heating, lights, sensors, displays… or even Wifi capabilities if that’s what you fancy 🙂
Suitable for beginners and advanced users, no knowledge of electronics or coding is required to get started, just a desire to tinker. The board comes pre-installed with code and has all the necessary screw terminals for outputs to get going straight away.
For the more advanced users, you’ll find terminals for I2C and Serial connections as well as 3 and 5 volt power outputs so you can wire up almost any sensor you can throw at it.
We’ve tried to make this board as versatile as possible to allow you to mod your induction heater in any way you can imagine.
What’s on the board
Screw terminals to directly connect:
- IH module
- Power switch
- Charging socket
- Trigger button,
- RGB LED,
- Potentiometer knob
- 2 x 5v LEDs
- low power 12v output
Built in sensors:
- voltage to measure the battery level
- temperature to protect the electronics from overheating.
There are breakout terminals to connect almost any sensor or module you can imagine using the I2C and Serial connections together with 3 and 5v power outputs.
We’ve pre-installed some code to get started, this is completely open source and free to use and modify in any way you like. You can see the code and other technical details here: https://vapoven.com/arduino-shield-technical-documents/
We’ve developed the starter code to be simple and easy to modify for beginners. We hope that the more advanced users will develop more interesting code and features and share it with the community.