reading time: 4 Minutes
Cooking is something many of us love to do at home. There are few feelings more satisfying and satisfying than having a delicious meal in your kitchen and sharing it with family or friends.
However, cooking can be difficult. There are a lot of things to watch out for, a lot of things that can go wrong, and a lot of preparation and planning to stay informed. The good news is that home automation has many different solutions to make the cooking process easier, more enjoyable, and more organized.
In this article, we’ll look at how home automation can improve cooking and share some examples of Arduino projects.
How home automation can help with cooking
- storage. Things like smart refrigerators and smart pantries can help you conserve your ingredients, get alerts when things run out, and even automatically add items to your next shopping list.
- Measure. Tools like timers and thermometers can add a measure of precision to your cooking sessions, helping you stick to recipes, manage time, and create that perfect dish.
- experimentation. The right solutions can help you try different and new cooking methods and try things that might otherwise be difficult
- safety. There are many home automation tools that can help detect things like gas leaks and alert you to any risky situations in your home kitchen.
Some examples of projects from Arduino
Arduino community member Shahryar Developed a pocket sized IR thermometer using Arduino programming and a handful of other components. In addition to the ability to measure temperature, this device also has a stopwatch function, a kitchen timer, and an idle tracker – making it the perfect Swiss kitchen knife.
- A temperature sensor based on infrared radiation, which makes it possible to measure the average temperature of the surface it is currently facing
- A stopwatch based on the standard sports device, designed to measure elapsed time
- Kitchen timer that alerts you at preset intervals – for example, when the chicken is ready to be taken out of the oven – by ringing the alarm
- An idle tracker that alerts you to move after a certain number of pre-set minutes have passed. This is designed to keep you active and healthy in the kitchen.
TheParticleGuy Arduino Kitchen Assistant is designed to give you a helping hand around the kitchen. This project shows you recipes, sets timers, displays the temperature of your food, and even leaves notes. It works by connecting to Amazon Alexa, requires no plug, and can be carried around the kitchen with you.
You can give the device instructions via Alexa, for example, “Alexa, set the timer for 10 minutes,” and ask questions like, “Alexa, how do I cook a Thai curry?”. You can also ask the device to convert units of measurement, leave notes for later (such as reminders to purchase ingredients) and ask Alexa for the temperature of your current dish.
Arduino community member Muhammad Hizad This project was built to solve a problem most of us have struggled with at some point – running out of oil.
Oil is one of those kitchen items that we seem to always have a full bottle on until the day we run out. After that, we’re left with a pile of ingredients and no oil to cook with! Mohamed decided to solve this problem once and for all by building a DRS oil container that automatically requests a new bottle of oil when the current oil runs out.
The DRS oil container operates using an ultrasonic sensor to measure the oil level in the bottle. It’s connected to a Genuino MKR1000, which initiates purchase via Amazon as soon as the sensor reading drops below the threshold value.
Have more fun in the kitchen with Arduino
Many difficult and frustrating aspects of cooking can be solved with just a little home automation. As you can see from the projects we’ve shared, it’s possible to build your own smart home cookers using just a few easy-to-find components and a basic understanding of programming.
Visit our homepage Learn more about how the Arduino can help make your home smarter and your life easier.
#Improve #cooking #home #automation