Post By blend52
Post By Dimal
Beyond the PID !
PID controlled espresso machines are common as are PID upgrades to m/cs like the Sylvia and Gaggia Classic etc.
Soon we will have the DE1 etc to give us wonderous new controls to play with also.
but has anyone tried the aftermarket "mini computer" control board kits that are being offered to provide , temp control, pressure profile control, timings, data logging, graphical displays , wifi control, etc etc, for our old simple vibe pump machines.
Several systems have been available, this " Leva" firmware for the Ito module being the most recent
There're some interesting options around these days, that not only offer all sorts of flexibility but a hell of a lot of fun to build and implement...
Great stuff! Someone want to buy my Linea Mini. Then I can get myself an Oscar II and work to rig up one of these controllers. Oscar has plenty of room inside. :-)