Reflow-oven controller PID and performance tuning

After final assembly of the Reflow Oven, I knew I need to test and tune the PID parameters. The sample ARDUINO program provided by ROCKET SCREAM uses a few ARDUINO libraries; most notable are Brett Beauregard's PID and Limor Fried's (LadyAda) MAX6675 libraries.  The PID library can be found here and the MAX6675 library can be found … Continue reading Reflow-oven controller PID and performance tuning


Putting it all together

In my last post, I listed the components needed to build a reflow-oven and the components I chose for my design. In this post, I will outline the steps I used to build my reflow-oven along with some photos. As mention, I am using a BLACK & DECKER Model TRO355.  In order to make room … Continue reading Putting it all together

Component research and selection

The foundational base for this project required some sort of oven.  From the design perspective, I needed an oven, preferably one with a good heat-up slope, a temperature sensor, a solid-state relay that was capable of handling "house-hold" voltage and at least 20 amps of current and a PID controller. Oven selection:  There are plenty … Continue reading Component research and selection