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  102   Sun Oct 16 14:20:32 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingSamples after 2 weeks under pressureSince I was focusing on the hot plate code
and therefore did not need my weights, I
decided to leave them on top of my samples
 2_weeks_pressure_PXL_20221004_190652540_20221017_074745619.jpg 
  103   Mon Oct 17 23:17:25 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingTesting PWM code with actual samplesNow that I have (relatively) good PWM code,
I wanted to do my first real test with actual
samples. Since everything went smoothly,
 first_real_PWM_test_samples_before_PXL_20221018_071840794.MP.jpgfirst_real_PWM_test_set_up_PXL_20221018_071943406.MP.jpgfirst_real_PWM_test_in_action_PXL_20221018_072832135.mp4 
  104   Tue Oct 18 19:33:38 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingSetting up thermocouplesFirstly, last night's heating did not
change the contacted surface area greatly,
but there is too many factors to speculate
 first_real_PWM_test_samples_before_after_PXL_20221018_080838426.MP.jpgK_Type_connector_PXL_20221019_000708969.MP.jpgthermocouple_plates_PXL_20221019_003002817.MP.jpg 
  105   Wed Oct 19 21:51:10 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingThe trials and tribulations of the thermocouplesI intended to test the new thermocouple
set up today, but when I plugged them in,
both did not read a temperature. It took
 thermocouple_connector_test_ciruit_PXL_20221020_035719119.MP.jpgcorrect_assembly_PXL_20221020_042855181.MP.jpgresistance_through_broken_and_fixed_connector_PXL_20221020_035951538_20221020_041939698.MP.jpgbroken_and_fixed_thermocouple_PXL_20221020_042242792_20221020_042201775.MP.jpgthermocouples_and_thermometers_room_temp.zip 
  106   Thu Oct 20 22:43:05 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingWired the thermocouples backwardsSince the two devices are giving different
temperature readings, I would like to find
out if this imprecision is linear (e.g. they
 wrong_correct_polarization_PXL_20221022_054250498_20221022_055117337.MP.jpg 
  107   Fri Oct 21 22:22:37 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingPWM v2.6 on new thermocouple set upI performed the same tests I have been
doing prior (+180°C in 10 minutes)
but now with the (correctly wired) thermocouples
 PWM_plates_-_increase_180C_in_10_minutes.pdf 
  108   Sat Oct 22 21:18:56 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingPWM v3.0With v3.0, I took a couple steps backwards
by getting rid of the feature that increases
the heating rate so I can isolate the base
 PWM_plates_-_increase_280C_in_10_minutes.pdf 
  109   Sun Oct 23 21:01:40 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingPWM 3.0 (+280C in 5)I decided test how fast the plates
would heat up if the heat was just on constantly
on for 5 minutes. In general, these tests
 PWM_plates_-_increase_280°C_in_5_minutes.pdf 
  110   Mon Oct 24 21:23:22 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingPWM 3.1 longer off times in cycleTo combat the bottom plate heating up much
faster than the top plate, I decided to try
increasing the cycle period from 1000ms (1s)
 PWM_plates_-_1000_ms_on_9000_ms_off.pdf 
  Draft   Tue Oct 25 18:55:38 2022 Jennifer HritzGeneralOptical ContactingPWM 3.1 very slow heating[I'm behind on data processing, but
I'm creating an entry on the day I actually
run the tests]
  
  112   Wed Oct 26 21:27:23 2022 JenniferGeneralOptical ContactingPWM 3.1 (more) very slow heating[I'm (once again) behind on data processing,
but I'm creating an entry on the day
I actually run the tests]
  
  Draft   Thu Oct 27 19:54:20 2022 Jennifer Hritz   Somehow I never thought of this before,
but instead of increasing the "on"
time of the hot plate to account for the
  
  114   Thu Oct 27 22:12:21 2022 ranaGeneralOptical Contactingplotting and PIDThe Arduino / AC PWM interface looks good.
I recommend that you maintain the code in
GitHub and post a link to the repo whenever
  
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