Title

Grill-o-mation

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Abstract/Artist Statement

This report is a synopsis of the senior project conducted by Patrick S. Grimes and Jacob J. Wiebe. The name of our design is “Grill-o-mation” and has the capabilities of cooking a steak to the desired doneness requested by the operator with the only additional input being the steak thickness. The “Grill-o-mation” is marketed to the ordinary consumers who are lacking the capabilities of cooking steaks to their preference. Due to its universal design, it can easily attach to any home B.B.Q.. Through the painstaking efforts of conceptual, mechanical, and electrical design iterations, we arrived at the final prototype known as the “Grill-o-mation.” A proprietary steak doneness algorithm incorporates the use of a thermocouple wire to take “dynamic” internal steak cooking temperatures, with time, which allows the “Grill-o-mation” to calculate the precise doneness of the steak while flipping the steak at calculated doneness algorithm intervals. Upon completion of prototype manufacturing, field testing revealed that the design was successfully able to cook a steak to an operators’ request.

Location

School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Start Date

6-5-2006 2:00 PM

End Date

6-5-2006 3:30 PM

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Grill-o-mation

School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

This report is a synopsis of the senior project conducted by Patrick S. Grimes and Jacob J. Wiebe. The name of our design is “Grill-o-mation” and has the capabilities of cooking a steak to the desired doneness requested by the operator with the only additional input being the steak thickness. The “Grill-o-mation” is marketed to the ordinary consumers who are lacking the capabilities of cooking steaks to their preference. Due to its universal design, it can easily attach to any home B.B.Q.. Through the painstaking efforts of conceptual, mechanical, and electrical design iterations, we arrived at the final prototype known as the “Grill-o-mation.” A proprietary steak doneness algorithm incorporates the use of a thermocouple wire to take “dynamic” internal steak cooking temperatures, with time, which allows the “Grill-o-mation” to calculate the precise doneness of the steak while flipping the steak at calculated doneness algorithm intervals. Upon completion of prototype manufacturing, field testing revealed that the design was successfully able to cook a steak to an operators’ request.