Friday, June 14, 2013
It took a moment, but now it is released:
Artisan v0.6 for Windows, OS X and Linux
Developing this version was a very exciting experience, because of all the enthusiastic support we received over the last year. We would like to thank especially the following people.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
You might be one of the lucky roasters who gets perfect readings from your meter. However, some don't. Mostly spikes are caused by some electrical interferences between the temperature probe, meter or Computer. In the ideal word those should be resolved by an improved hardware setup. A nice description of the issue and a documentation towards its solution was recently posted to the HomeBarista forum. However, in some cases a physical solution is not possible for various reasons. In those cases the new spike removal features of Artisan might help you out.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The support of Modbus RTU was just added to Artisan (see this previous post), but it is already time to extend its scope based on your requests. This extension of the Modbus support allows Artisan to talk to more device including some build into commercial roasters.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Artisan v0.6 adds a new device call MODBUS. Selecting that one allows you to have Artisan talk to your Modbus RTU device. Modbus is a de facto standard serial communication protocol connecting industrial electronic devices. Artisan supports the RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) variant and plays the role of the supervisory computer, while the connected devices have to be the slaves. Interesting devices for us are variable-frequency drive controllers that allow to control the speed of your drum and fans as well as PID controllers. But there are also temperature meters that provide a Modbus link.