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Wish List / Re: USB-C connectivity on iPad Pro (Bullet R1)
« Last post by Danny Hall on August 27, 2019, 01:56:15 PM »
Thank you - I appreciate that!! Lots of cool stuff coming in the next version...and more planned after that!!  :)
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Wish List / Re: USB-C connectivity on iPad Pro (Bullet R1)
« Last post by Seido_coffee on August 21, 2019, 08:25:10 PM »
That would be a game changer for me, as I like the functionality of the Bullet and like your software so much better than the RoastWatch they use. If you know of any other workaround to use your app with the Bullet I am all ears!

To note: the fact that you are so gracious at responding to these inquiries only makes us: the users, want to continue using your products well into the future. Its with this I will always put my money into your company going forward!
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Wish List / Re: USB-C connectivity on iPad Pro (Bullet R1)
« Last post by Danny Hall on August 19, 2019, 12:43:21 PM »
Hi

Thanks for the kind words. I thought the same about the Bullet, so I reached out to them last year...wanting to get that ball rolling. I've heard nothing back. That would be the first step. Afterwards, I'd need to determine if the USB C is actually a full-blown USB, or is (as per Apple's style) a watered-down USB - that only passes through certain subsets of protocols (camera, keyboard, etc.). I'm unsure at the moment - I've had my head so deep in electronics manufacturing and the next version of Roastmaster since the iPad pro hit, I haven't been able to export that path since last summer. If so, that would be very easy. If not, there would require a hardware box to receive the USB, and translate into Roastmaster's existing RBP protocol. I'm current entering manufacturing on Bluetooth hardware for thermocouples. After that is underway, I will think of designing a similar hardware device that could do the translations (for all types of roasters with USB) if Apple's USB implementation is NOT as open as I would like. After this hardware, I will be back to tie up a lot of loose strings...one of those will be trying again with the Bullet people to see if they are interested (or manning their web forms better) at that point. :)
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Wish List / USB-C connectivity on iPad Pro (Bullet R1)
« Last post by Seido_coffee on August 17, 2019, 09:40:12 PM »
As the iPad Pro is gaining more and more traction, I would love this as my only device. As your robust software allows for so much to be stored in a single place. The Bullet R1 can connect to a MacBook Pro, but it would be great to see your software easily work with the Bullet R1 using a USB-C cable
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Support / Re: Supermechanical temp probe
« Last post by Danny Hall on August 05, 2019, 04:14:19 PM »
Sorry - no. I was involved with the kickstarter campaign for the BT series, anticipating adding support, but they never sent the API to me. Last we spoke it was unfinished. I've since assume they decided to keep the API private, though I don't know that for sure.
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Support / Supermechanical temp probe
« Last post by rogue636 on August 05, 2019, 01:55:08 PM »
Good Coffee Morning.  Does Roastmaster recognize the new Supermechanical BT probes?
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Support / Re: RDP DIY
« Last post by Danny Hall on July 26, 2019, 02:08:15 PM »
Sorry - no. I've been waiting on LCD screen tooling (took forever). That was the biggest hurdle. Just got the prototypes in about a week or so ago. Working on the final boards and case production now.
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Support / Re: Help With Roast Data Logging
« Last post by Danny Hall on July 26, 2019, 02:05:12 PM »
Hi Gil

The easiest solution is to use K Type thermocouples with the ThermaQ Blue. You can see details here.

The ThermaQ Blue cal be purchased on the Thermoworks website here. They ship internationally.

As far as the thermocouple probes themselves, you can buy them from Thermoworks, or anywhere online. Just make sure they are K Type probes with the yellow "quick connector" on the end. I, myself, prefer shielded (ungrounded) probes, because their temperature reporting is smoother (albeit a little slower). Just make sure they are sized appropriately for your roasting chamber. Thermocouples CAN be bent for fitting, AS LONG as you do it on a radius (no sharp bends - only curves), and you don't bend within an inch or so from the tip where the actual junction is located.

Amazon is a good place to look for probes.
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Support / Re: RDP DIY
« Last post by gilr on July 26, 2019, 05:08:38 AM »
Sorry to break your hope...but, it won't be. The first model will have 10 channels of data - reading much more than just temperatures. It is geared at specialty roasters and comprehensive home setups.

Down the road, I do plan on designing a light model - but at this point don't have any kind of time frame.

Do you have an ETA :)

Gil
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Support / Help With Roast Data Logging
« Last post by gilr on July 26, 2019, 05:03:52 AM »
I live in Australia and roast using Coffee Crafters Artisan 6 and have been using a data logger sold Coffee Snobs here in Australia but have problems with it.

Can somebody advise me exactly what to purchase to be able to hook up to Roastmaster and Ipad pro? If possible where I could purchase in Australia.

I saw Roastmaster and Coffee Crafters Artisan 6 in a video on their website so I know it works :) , but being in Australia it can be difficult finding the right equipment.

The Artisan 6 only uses one probe fitted in the hopper.

Thanks

Gil
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