ah cheers @ChefChrisYoungi figured that the battery wasn't an issue for that reason; can you speak to charging the probe? i see it comes with a fancy container - will that have a connection for it?
6 hours ago, adey73 said:
welcome aboard @ChefChrisYoung
You've said elsewhere that each timer could take at least 8 probes, presumably we can name or colour code each probe, but will the app, when's it's finished be a data logger and be able display each probe's temp concurrently rather than skip through them like some of the bbq controllers do? (e.g. whilst using the app on a larger iPad/tablet screen).
And can you speak to how the probe is powered, somebody asked about battery, if it's not commercially sensitive how do you power a small wifi probe for 24hrs: any nasties in the battery that could seep out?
the probe is ble (bluetooth low energy) not wifi; the modern bluetooth protocols are good at precisely this kind of thing and absolutely sip power in comparison to a protocol like wifi. you don't really need to poll the probe to ask what the temperature is 50 times a second, say, and as a result you can do stuff that really minimizes the power consumption. it'll be a tiny, tiny battery in the probe.
the wifi is in the base station that pairs with the probe and remains outside of the oven; that can pair with your phone / access it over the network / internet and you won't need to worry about having a big phatty battery.