A programmable controller for DIY Dynavap induction heaters based on the Arduino NANO.
The VapOven Arduino Shield is a programmable control board for your DIY DynaVap induction heater. It can be plugged into a computer using the USB connection and programmed using the free and easy to learn Arduino IDE software.
I’ve published code you can simply upload and play with – Variable power code now available here: https://vapoven.com/vapoven-arduino-shield-advanced-code-variable-power/
Easily build an variable power pulse heating Dynavap induction heater – no coding or electronics experience required.
It unleashes a world of possibilities for modifying your DynaVap IH build with pulse heating, lights, sensors, displays… or even Wifi capabilities if that’s what you fancy!
Suitable for beginners and advanced users, the board comes pre-installed with code and has all the necessary screw terminals for outputs to get going straight away. There’s more advanced programs published over in the library that you can simply upload onto your VapOven Arduino Shield to enable variable power at the turn of a dial or pulse heating.
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 DynaVap DIY induction heater in any way you can imagine.
What’s in the kit
Everything you need to build your programmable Dynavap IH except for batteries and a case.
- VapOven Arduino Shield
- ZVS induction heating module with coil
- Power socket
- VapOven deluxe glass chamber
- VapOven custom cooling magnet (3mm)
- BMS (battery management board)
- 3P 18650 Battery holder
- Power switch
- 12.6V 1A charger with UK/EU/US/AUS plug depending on country of order
- RGB LED
- Red LED
- 15 x 3 mm rubber o ring – fits around the glass chamber to help secure it into your build.
- A short length of 16mm dowel which goes inside the coil and acts as a stopper for your DynaVap
- 2 gauges of wire to connect the whole thing up
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. You’ll find more advanced code published in the library. We hope that the more advanced users will develop more interesting code and features and share them with the community.